Special Issue "Fungal '-Omics': Is the Best Yet to Come?"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2016)
Prof. Dr. Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
Multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Studies/Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante, Apdo. 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Interests: biocontrol; nematophagous fungi; entomopathogenic fungi; chitosan; plant pathology; endophytes; fungal "omics"
Fungi are amazing organisms with a unique lifestyle based on their cellular and filamentous bodies and their nutrition is based on the secretion of extracellular enzymes in their environments. They interact both with these environments and also with the organisms that live in them. This has resulted in a broad fungal diversity with an even broader framework of fungal interactions. Some of these interactions result in important plant and animal diseases, and others can be exploited to control fungal and other pathogens. In the environment, fungi are the major decomposers of biomass and play an essential role in biogeochemical cycling. For this purpose they are being developed as a source of biofuels. Fungi are also used as cell factories to produce antibiotics, enzymes, and other compounds for diverse industrial uses. Sequencing technologies and Bioinformatics have had, and will have, a deep impact on mycology. With ca. half of the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project (www.1000.fungalgenome.org) completed, Fungal-omics has come of age. Fungal-omics has implications in Fungal Evolution, Fungal Pathogenicity, and Fungal Ecology, just to give a few examples. Finally, Fungal Biotechnology will, with the help of Fungal-omics, partly turn into synthetic genomics in which fungi will have a lot to offer.
Topics including but not limited to:
-Sequencing technologies and Bioinformatics
Impact of next generation NGS on fungal-omics
Single molecule sequencing impact in mycology
Bioinformatics tools for Fungal-omics: available and required
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) and population genomics of fungi
Evolutionary and Comparative Fungal Genomics
-Fungal Pathogens and Pathogenicity
Molecular controls of cell death in fungi
Omics in early detection and epidemiology of fungal pathogens
Comparative and Functional Genomics of Fungal Pathogens
Genomics of fungal host-specificity and evasion of host immunity
Antifungals: Genomics and the search for new targets
Fungal metabolomics: a source for new-paradigm drugs and agrochemicals?
-Fungal Interactions and Ecology
Fungal Interactomics. Mycorrhizae and other fungal endophytes.
Fungal-omics and host behavior modification
Metagenomics and Fungal Ecology
Fungal CAZYs and Glycogenomics
Synthetic genomics. What are fungi to offer?
-Functional Fungal Genomics: Fungal Transcriptomics and beyond
Prof. Dr. Luis V. Lopez-Llorca
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- fungal genomics
- fungal proteomics
- fungal metabolomics
- functional fungal genomics
- evolutionary fungal genomics
- fungal synthetic biology