Special Issue "Holistic Approaches for Reveling in Fungal Diversity"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Diversity and Culture Collections".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 November 2022 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Liliana Santos
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Guest Editor
CESAM (Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar), Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: mycology; systematics; taxonomy; phylogeny; chemotyping; mycotoxicology; food mycology; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Michel Baguette
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Guest Editor
1. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UAR 2029, Station d'Ecologie Théorique et Expérimentale, 09200 Moulis, France
2. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Institut Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), UMR 7205, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, 75241 Paris, France
Interests: genotype-phenotype interactions; phenotypic diversity; sexual selection; metapopulation biology; dispersal; migration; adaptive radiation; coevolution
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fungi kingdom has approximately 140,000 species and is the one of the biggest eukaryotic kingdoms in terms of known species abundance and diversity. This kingdom includes yeasts, rusts, smuts, mildews, molds, and mushrooms. The arrival of molecular biology has helped toward fungal species delimitation and identification. Despite the prevalence of DNA-based fungal taxonomy, other approaches can also be an important strategy to achieve a more in-depth understanding of the true scale of fungal diversity, something which is currently lacking.

In the case of fungi, due to the assortment of different methodologies in fungal diversity, the best method will depend on the group studied and on the researcher.

Thus, this Special Issue will provide an opportunity to highlight new research on different facets of diversity, such as, genetic, evolutional, metabolic, biogeographical, ecological, or conservation in taxa or communities. We encourage authors to contribute articles, reviews, or short communications that use holistic (integrative) approaches where non-molecular and molecular methods are used together to reveal fungal diversity.

Dr. Liliana Santos
Prof. Dr. Michel Baguette
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy
  • ecology
  • conservation
  • biogeography
  • evolution
  • metabolites

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