Special Issue "Fungal Diversity in the Mediterranean Area"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Giuseppe Venturella
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Guest Editor
Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Tel. +39 329 615 60 64; +39 091 238 91234
Interests: fungi; diversity; applied mycology; Mediterranean area; mushroom; conservation of fungus; molecular phylogeny; biogeography; medical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi are a group of organisms with a high level of diversity. Macrofungi have long been considered as food for humans, but after the Rio de Janeiro Convention in 1992, they were recognized as playing a key role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems. In addition to the socioeconomic aspects and their commercial exploitation, the conservation of fungal biodiversity is now fundamental in view of their medicinal properties and biological peculiarities. This review aims to provide the most comprehensive overview of the presence of these organisms in the Mediterranean area and includes the most recent investigation in forestry, biological control, molecular phylogeny, biogeography, speciation, and medical applications.

Prof. Giuseppe Venturella
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Fungi
  • Diversity
  • Applied mycology
  • Mediterranean area

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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