Special Issue "Recent Advances in Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 11089
Interests: divergent time estimates; Dothideomycetes; fungal classification; fungal diversity; fungal evolution; novel species; phylogeny; Sordariomycetes; taxonomy
According to recent estimations, fungal diversity in the world has been estimated at 2.2–3.8 million based on host associations and 11.7 to 13.2 million based on high-throughput sequencing. In comparison, only about 150,000 fungal species have formally been described. We believe that numerous novel fungal species will be described; thus, there will be many more updates and changes in identification, classification, and concepts in several groups of fungi. The divergence time estimation is used as additional evidence and a universal criterion to support the ranking of fungal taxa, particularly at higher levels. Many studies recently used this additional evidence to classify fungi and improve genus or species concepts. The classification and delimitation of taxa are often subjective and, thus, need to be considered along with more evidence.
The Special Issue “Recent Advances in Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi” aims to support the work on fungal diversity estimates using morphology, phylogeny, and divergent time estimates. This Special Issue welcomes review articles and original papers on the introduction of novel fungal taxa, the revision of fungal groups, the delimitation of fungi in higher-ranking or genus/species level, and fungal evolution.
Dr. Sinang Hongsanan
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- fungal classification
- new species
- ranking of fungi
- taxa delimitation