Special Issue "Fungal Biodiversity and Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 34852
Interests: fungal diversity; molecular ecology; fungal taxonomy; microbiome
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Public awareness on biodiversity has been mainly focused on animals and plants. Fungi, by contrast, as one of the eukaryotic kingdoms, have been largely neglected. In fact, there are about 2.2 to 3.8 million fungal species on earth, and only about 120,000 species of these have been described, which represents no more than 8% of the total number. Recently, a number of studies based on high-throughput sequencing have shown that the diversity of fungi inhabiting Earth may even largely exceed our previous estimations. Considering the essential ecological roles of fungi in various ecosystems, it is extremely important to investigate fungal diversity and their roles in various ecosystems. This Special Issue aims to bring together a collection of papers focusing on Fungal Biodiversity and Ecology, with areas including, but not limited to fungal diversity assessments (traditional methods and metabarcoding), diversity conservation, fungal systematics and evolution, fungal interactions with environments and other organisms, and ecological roles of fungi in various ecosystems.
Prof. Dr. Lei Cai
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- fungal systematics
- fungal diversity
- fungal ecology
- fungal interactions