Special Issue "Fungal CAZyme Genomics and Bioinformatics"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Genomics, Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2023 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Yanbin Yin
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Science and Technology, Nebraska Food for Health Center, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Interests: bioinformatics and evolutionary genomics; computational microbiomics; carbohydrate metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant-associated fungi are among the most efficient plant lignocellulosic biomass degraders. Fungal CAZymes play a critical role in global carbon recycling in forest and grassland, plant diseases in agriculture, and biofuel and biomaterial production in biotechnology. All these are attributed to the numerous CAZymes encoded in the fungal genomes. Over 2000 fungal genomes have been sequenced, and many more are in the pipeline. This is an exciting time for fungal genomics and bioinformatics to discover new CAZymes and study their functional divergence by comparative and evolutionary genomics, as well as develop new fungal CAZyme bioinformatics tools.

This Special Issue aims to publish research and review papers focusing on all aspects of fungal CAZyme genomics and bioinformatics. The topics may include but not be limited to the following as long as the focus is on CAZymes:

  1. New fungal genomes and metagenomes;
  2. Comparative and evolutionary genomics;
  3. Experimental characterization of new CAZyme families and subfamilies;
  4. New bioinformatics tools (computer programs, databases, and servers). 

Dr. Yanbin Yin
Guest Editor

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. Journal of Fungi 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 2200 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.


  • CAZyme
  • carbohydrate
  • lignin
  • lignocellulose
  • plant cell wall
  • genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • mycobiome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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