Assembling the fungal tree of life - Website with databases of fungal molecular sequences.
Mycological Resources on the Internet: Taxonomy- Links to taxonomy of specific groups of fungi.
National Science Foundation- Funding science in the U.S.A., including this site (the teaching methods espoused here do not necessarily reflect those of the NSF).
Tree of Life Web Project Home Page- Provides a framework for understanding how all life on earth is related, with in-depth exposes written by the scientists who study each branch of the Tree of Life.
WWW Virtual Library: Mycology- General mycology links.
Deep Hypha- "...focused on developing robust phylogenetic hypotheses for the deep branches within Kingdom Fungi and enhanced research and educational tools in fungal systematics."
National Center for Biotechnology Information- Includes Genbank, Pubmed and other databases and search tools.
Fungibank of Australia - Lots of information about why Fungi matter
- The Broad Institute Fungal Genome Initiative- "The Fungal Genome Initiative (FGI) produces and analyzes sequence data from fungal organisms that are important to medicine, agriculture and industry. Over 25 fungi have been sequenced or are being sequenced, including human and plant pathogens as well as fungi that serve as basic models for molecular and cellular biology."
- The Joint Genome Institute- "From this site you can get details about our current and upcoming projects, or go directly to the individual genome sites."
- The Institute for Genomic Research- "The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) is a not-for-profit center dedicated to deciphering and analyzing genomes the complex molecular chains that constitute each organisms unique genetic heritage."
Fungi teaching resources
- Teaching about fungi - K-12 website by the North American Mycological Association.
- Resources for teaching mycology - A thorough list of mycology related sites put out by Cornell University.
- Dr. Fungus - Dr. Fungus talks about the impact of fungi on human and environmental health.
- Introduction to the fungi - By UC Berkeley's Museum of Natural History.
- Fun Facts about Fungi - Hosted by the Utah State University Intermountain Herbarium.
- Tom Volk's Fungi - A great resource by a truly dedicated mycologist.
- Mycoweb - Anyone who's anyone in mycology knows about Mycoweb.
Growing Mushrooms with Hydrogen Peroxide- "An instruction manual in two volumes based on a new concept in mushroom cultivation, by R.R. Wayne, Ph.D." This method successfully produces mushrooms without expensive lab equipment.
Getting Started with Mushroom Cultivation- A how-to of traditional mushroom cultivation methods that can be employed by anyone.
Fungi Perfecti- The most established source of professional and amateur mushroom cultivation equipment and supplies. If you want to watch mushrooms grow without going through fungus culture, you can purchase guaranteed kits here. You can also purchase mushroom "spawn" which can easily be divided up to allow each student to grow their own mushrooms on coffee grounds, cardboard, etc. Note that there are other commercial sources for these products.