Special Issue "Genetics and Breeding of Basidiomycetes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: fungal genome; transcriptome and proteome analysis; fungal biotechnology; fungal metabolism; infectious diseases
Basidiomycetes, the second most abundant group of fungi on Earth, include human and plant pathogens, ecologically essential fungi such as ectomycorrhizas, and lignocellulose degraders. A good number of basidiomycetes are especially relevant as edible fungi, and some of them are agro-industrially produced for food, proteins, or secondary metabolites with pharmacological applications. Additionally, some basidiomycetes have been extensively studied as model systems of fungal development and mating control. In the last decade, the advances in genome sequencing and analysis have produced a wealth of data covering genome organization and structure, whole-genome transcription in different organisms, developmental stages and culture conditions, epigenetic modifications including methylation and transposon-mediated gene regulation, and proteomic information. All this information can be assembled to produce a corpus of basic knowledge permitting the design of fungal breeding programs aimed at enlarging the number of cultivable species, improving the production of biomass and fungal-derived products, understanding and manipulating pathogenic and mycorrhizal interactions, and exploring the dikaryotic lifestyle that is unique to this type of organism.
This Special Issue in the Journal of Fungi puts together the state of the art on these topics associated with the Genetics and Breeding of Basidiomycetes.
Prof. Dr. Lucïa Ramírez
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pisabarro
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- genome analysis
- transcriptome analysis
- epigenome analysis
- basidiomycete cultivation
- mating types
- lignocellulose recycling
- fungal pathogens
- secondary metabolites
- dikaryotic lifestyle in basidiomycetes