Detection and Analysis of Virulence and Pathogenicity of Fungal Pathogens

A special issue of Methods and Protocols (ISSN 2409-9279).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 432

Special Issue Editors

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CBMA (Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology), Department of Biology, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
Interests: yeast biodiversity; yeast genomics; biotechnology; bioinformatics; yeast phenometabolomics
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Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), Department of Biology, University of Minho, 4710 Braga, Portugal
Interests: invasive fungal infections; fungal molecular identification; fungal pathogenesis; host-fungus interaction
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With a great emergency of severe systemic fungal diseases in the last few decades, it has become imperative to develop new and advanced methods do detect and analyse fungal pathogens. Even though several antifungals have been suggested to combat such infections, the emergence of drug resistance mechanisms highlights the importance of performing new studies to address and to identify virulence factors, analyse host–fungi interactions, improve the overall understanding of fungal pathogenesis, and explore new drug targets.

The proposed Special Issue will collect information about methods and protocols used to study fungal pathogenicity, helping to identify promising ways to deal with antifungal resistance and to develop new drug targets.

Dr. Ricardo Franco-Duarte
Dr. Paula Sampaio
Guest Editors

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  • fungal pathogens
  • antifungal resistance
  • genomics
  • virulence factors
  • drug targets
  • pathogenicity

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