Terminology used in this Atlas is explained below. The reader is also referred to the Dictionary of the Fungi (Hawksworth et al., 1995). For descriptive terms in morphology, the Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology (Ulloa & Hanlin, 2000) is recommended. Diagram of used shape terminology
Glossary – K
karyogamy – fusion of two nuclei during a sexual process.
keratitis – inflammation of the transparent disc that forms the front of the outer surface of the eyeball.
kernig’s sign – severe stiffness of the hamstrings causes an inability to straighten the leg when the hip is flexed to 90 degrees.