Special Issue "Cell Wall Stress Response"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: cell wall; genomics and functional genomics of symbiotic fungi; mycorrhizal fungi; plant-microbe interactions; abiotic stresses
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Interests: genomics and transcriptomics; fungal ecology and evolution; plant pathogens; mycorrhizal fungi; plant-microbe interactions
Fungi live in different environments and can be subjected to several extreme conditions. Among the plethora of stresses faced by fungi are pH, osmotic and thermal changes, oxide radicals, nutrient deprivation, and exposure to chemicals. The fungal cell wall is the primary barrier against the external environment, playing a central role in the maintenance of cellular integrity, but it is also the first point of contact between the environment and the fungus. To maintain cell integrity in the face of environmental stresses, the cell wall must adapt to external challenges that could compromise cell wall structure. The cell wall responds to every stress source by triggering response pathways involved in cell wall integrity signaling and cell wall remodeling. Additionally, fungal cell wall metabolism is also affected during symbiotic interactions with plants such as in mycorrhizal symbioses. In recent years, the so called -omics tools, including genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, have contributed to elucidating the role of various pathways and individual proteins in the response of the fungal cell wall to both biotic and abiotic environmental factors.
Given the recent developments in this field, the purpose of this Special Issue is to provide new insights into how fungi deal with the environment by modifying their cell walls. All types of manuscripts (original research and reviews) providing new insights from research on the impact of environmental factors, including interactions with other organisms, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Raffaella Maria Balestrini
Dr. Fabiano Sillo
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- fungal cell wall
- environmental stress
- cell wall remodeling
- cell wall polysaccharide