Genomics of Soil- And Plant-Associated Fungi

Genomics of Soil- And Plant-Associated Fungi - Soil Biology

2013

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Synopsis

This volume addresses the similarities and also the differences in the genomes of soil saprophytes, symbionts, and plant pathogens by using examples of fungal species to illustrate particular principles. It analyzes how the specific interactions with the hosts and the influence of the environment may have shaped genome evolution. The relevance of fungal genetic research and biotechnological applications is shown for areas such as plant pathogenesis, biomass degradation, litter decomposition, nitrogen assimilation, antibiotic production, mycoparasitism, energy, ecology, and also for soil fungi turning to human pathogens.

In addition to the model organisms Neurospora and Aspergillus, the following species are covered providing a view of pathogens and mutualists: Trichoderma, Fusarium oxysporum, Cochliobolus heterostrophus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Rhizopus oryzae, Podospora anserina, and species belonging to Agaricomycetes, Archaeorhizomycetes and Magnaporthaceae. Ecology and potential applications have guided the choice of fungal genes to be studied and it will be fascinating to follow the trends of future sequencing projects.

Book information

ISBN: 9783642393389
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Imprint: Springer
Pub date:
Edition: 2013
DEWEY: 579.135
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 388
Weight: 7214g
Height: 235mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 25mm