Special Issue “Diversity and Ecology of Fungi from Extreme and Underexplored Environments”

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 407

Special Issue Editors


Guest Editor

Department of Economics, Engineering, Society and Business Organization, University of Tuscia, Largo dell’Università snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Interests: applied mycology; biodeterioration; biodegradation; biocides; cultural heritage low-impact cleaning methods; environmental microbiology; fungal diversity

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Guest Editor

Program of Sustainability in Biosystems, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Torre Marimon, E-08140 Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain

Interests: circular economy and bioeconomy; environmental biotechnology; extremophilic fungi, environmental microbiology, mycology

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi represent a large group of living organisms whose diversity remains largely unknown. Though frequently overlooked, fungi are ubiquitous and can also be found in many environments that are not that prone to life. Evolutionary history of over a billion years has endowed fungi with specific survival strategies for colonising niches where most other organisms don’t thrive. Constraints for life can naturally occur or be tied to human activities, such as environmental pollution and degradation, that reshape the biological features for survival. For this reason, insights into extremotolerant fungal biodiversity, physiology, biochemical adaptations, and interaction with other organisms may help us to rewrite our understanding of the origins and evolution of life on Earth. In the midterm, this knowledge could also represent a springboard for uncovering the vast potential of the many diverse biotechnological applications of fungi to improve the sustainability and quality of human life.

Dr. Daniela Isola
Dr. Francesc Xavier Prenafeta Boldú
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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biological adaptation
extremotolerant fungi
fungal melanin
fungal phylogeny
hydrocarbonoclastic fungi
marine fungi
metallo-tolerant fungi

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