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Special Issue "Genetics and Breeding of Basidiomycetes for Biotechnology"
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: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 20528
Special Issue Editors
Interests: the genetics and breeding of higher basidiomycetes
Interests: fungal genome; transcriptome and proteome analysis; fungal biotechnology; fungal metabolism; infectious diseases
Special Issue Information
Basidiomycetes are the second most abundant group of fungi on Earth. The group includes human and plant pathogens, as well as ecologically essential fungi such as ectomycorrhizas and lignocellulose degraders. Many basidiomycetes are especially useful 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, transposon-mediated gene regulation, and proteomic information. This information permits the design of fungal breeding programs to enlarge the number of cultivable species, improve the production of biomass and fungal-derived products, understand and manipulate pathogenic and mycorrhizal interactions, and explore the dikaryotic lifestyle that is unique to this type of organism.
This Special Issue in the Journal of Fungi reviews these topics focusing on basidiomycete-based biotechnology applications such as the production of new strains, their industrial cultivation, the exploitation of their primary and secondary products, and their use in bioprocesses.
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
- mating types
- secondary metabolites
- interaction with other organisms, nutritional properties
- cell biology
- fungal interaction
- functional nutrients