Special Issue "Emergent Fungal Models for Genetics and Cell Biology"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: microbial genetics; fungal biology; sociobiology; host-pathogen interactions
The fungal kingdom encompasses an astounding diversity of organisms capable of the most wondrous activities. Despite this diversity, with estimates pointing to some millions of species around the globe, the number of fungal species that have been domesticated for industrial purposes or established in the laboratory to become models for genetics and cell biology is fairly small. Similarly, despite the countless contributions made to science using conventional fungal models such as the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae or the filamentous Neurospora crassa, various research questions have compelled lab mycologists to adapt previous knowledge or create new methodologies to make lesser popular species amenable to genetic manipulation and cell biology experimentation. This goal has been greatly facilitated by the increasing availability of whole genome sequencing and metagenomics as relatively widespread technologies and the development of the bioinformatics discipline.
In this Special Issue, we will cover some recent advances linked to the establishment of less conventional fungi as genetic models and how this can aid the community to understand their biology as well as ecological and evolutionary importance. We believe that this will prove to be an interesting series of articles.
Dr. Pedro Gonçalves
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- fungal model
- cell biology
- animal and plant pathogen
- animal pathogen
- arbuscular mycorrhiza