Special Issue "Molecular Genetics and Genomics of Mushroom-Forming Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 208
I am pleased to invite you to contribute to this Journal of Fungi Special Issue, “Molecular Genetics and Genomics of Mushroom-Forming Fungi”. This is a terrific opportunity for those with a passion for the study of mushrooms to publish their recent achievements in a Special Issue of this excellent emerging journal. Mushroom-forming fungi serve as excellent models for the study of fungal development, differentiation, genetic regulation, morphogenesis, and evolution. We have all been fascinated by the complex structure of microscopic mycelium. Conspicuous mushrooms and their related sclerotia enable relatively easy investigation of many biological processes in the fungal life cycle. However, although mushrooms have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years, their basic biology and genetics have not been well understood. It was not until the early 1990s, when advancements in molecular genetic technology enabled the study of living organisms with less-known basic genetics and genetic tools, that molecular genetic studies of mushrooms began. These advances in genomic technology (a result of the human genome project) allowed researchers to conduct more in-depth and wholistic analyses of mushrooms’ gene regulation, genetic structure, development, and evolution. Now, with the improved power and accessibility of advanced molecular genetic and genomic tools, researchers can develop a better understanding of mushroom biology. The scope of existing studies has expanded from single-gene to whole-genome studies, and from model mushrooms to those with nutritional and medicinal values. The advancement of basic and applied mushroom science has indeed been immense.
I encourage you to join me in showcasing recent achievements in the molecular genetics and genomics of mushroom-forming fungi in this focused Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi. This issue will serve as a benchmark for the high level of science conducted in this interesting and exciting field of Mushroom Biology.
Prof. Dr. Hoi Shan Kwan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- population genomics
- DNA sequencing
- RNA sequencing
- mating types
- genetic architecture
- fruiting body development