mycelial technology

Mycology Literature Reading List

A list of the academic journal articles and textbook chapters I've read, ordered by year. Any entries marked with a * have been read and discussed as part of the Hyphal Fusion Reading Group.


  1. Defossez E, Selosse MA, Dubois MP, et al. (2009). Ant-plants and fungi: a new threeway symbiosis. New Phytologist 182: 942–949.
  2. Mueller U & Gerardo N (2002). Fungus-farming insects: Multiple origins and diverse evoluntionary histories. PNAS 99(24): 15247-15249.
  3. Toki W, Tanahashi M, Togashi K & Fukatsu T (2012). Fungal Farming in a Non-Social Beetle. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41893.
  4. Li H, Sosa-Calvo J, Horn HA, et al. (2018). Convergent evolution of complex structures for ant-bacterial defensive symbiosis in fungus-farming ants. PNAS 115(42): 10720-10725.


  1. Hiscox J, O'Leary J, Boddy L (2018). Fungus wars: basidiomycete battles in wood decay. Studies in Mycology 89: 117–124. *
  2. Crowther TW, Boddy L, Maynard DS (2018). The use of artificial media in fungal ecology. Fungal Ecology 32: 87–91.
  3. Parfitt D, Hunt J, Dockrell D, et al. (2010). Do all trees carry the seeds of their own destruction? PCR reveals numerous wood decay fungi latently present in sapwood of a wide range of angiosperm trees. Fungal Ecology, 3: 338–346.
  4. Boddy L, Crockatt ME, Ainsworth AM (2011). Ecology of Hericium cirrhatum, H. coralloides and H. erinaceus in the UK. Fungal Ecology, 4(2): 163–173.
  5. Heaton L, Obara B, Grau V, et al. (2012). Analysis of fungal networks. Fungal Biology Reviews, 26(1): 12-29.
  6. Mueller U, Kardish M, Ishak H, et al. (2018). Phylogenetic patterns of ant–fungus associations indicate that farming strategies, not only a superior fungal cultivar, explain the ecological success of leafcutter ants. Molecular Ecology, 27(10): 2414-2434.
  7. Yang D, Liang J, Wang Y, et al. (2016). Tea waste: an effective and economic substrate for oyster mushroom cultivation. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96(2), 680-684.
  8. Richter DL, Dixon TG, Smith JK (2016). Revival of saprotrophic and mycorrhizal basidiomycete cultures after 30 years in cold storage in sterile water. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 62(11), 932-937.
  9. Schwartz MW, Hoeksema JD, Gehring CA, et al. (2006). The promise and the potential consequences of the global transport of mycorrhizal fungal inoculum. Ecology Letters, 9(5), 501-515.
  10. Kües U & Liu Y (2000). Fruiting body production in basidiomycetes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 54(2), 141-152.
  11. Jusino MA, Lindner DL, Banik MT, et al. (2016). Experimental evidence of a symbiosis between red-cockaded woodpeckers and fungi. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1827).
  12. Garibay-Orijel R, Ramírez-Terrazo A & Ordaz-Velázquez M. (2012). Women care about local knowledge, experiences from ethnomycology. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8(1), 1-13.
  13. Raudabaugh DB, Matheny PB, Hughes KW, et al. (2020). Where are they hiding? Testing the body snatchers hypothesis in pyrophilous fungi. Fungal Ecology, 43, 100870.
  14. Ingham CJ, Kalisman O, Finkelshtein A, Ben-Jacob E (2011). Mutually facilitated dispersal between the nonmotile fungus Aspergillus fumigatus and the swarming bacterium Paenibacillus vortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(49):19731-6.
  15. McMullan-Fisher SJ, May TW, Robinson RM, et al. (2011). Fungi and fire in Australian ecosystems: a review of current knowledge, management implications and future directions. Australian Journal of Botany. 59(1): 70-90.
  16. Buhk C, Meyn A, Jentsch A. (2007). The challenge of plant regeneration after fire in the Mediterranean Basin: scientific gaps in our knowledge on plant strategies and evolution of traits. Plant Ecology. 192(1):1-9.