Special Issue "Ascomycota: Diversity, Taxonomy and Phylogeny 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2183
Interests: fungal diversity; fungal taxonomy; fungal phylogeny; plant pathogen (fungi); ascomycetes
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This Special Issue will be dedicated to Ascomycota, which is the most diverse and species-rich phylum in the Fungi kingdom, comprising ca. 110,000 species. A broad range of life modes such as pathogenic (agriculturally and clinically), saprobic, and endophytic have been extensively studied in Ascomycota. The concept of ‘one fungus, one name’ which was implemented in 2011, influences the nomenclature of pleomorphic taxa in Ascomycota, which reproduce both sexually and asexually. Precise species identification and establishment of generic/species boundaries, which were assisted by DNA-based phylogenetic analyses, resolved most of the confusion in this phylum. One of the topics that changes sporadically is the higher-level classification of Ascomycota, while some other interesting topics among mycologists are current species number, predicted species number, and discovering missing species in Ascomycota. Missing taxa could be discovered in less studied habitats, in species complexes, in biodiversity rich areas, and in existing collections. Recent studies confirmed that unculturable taxa are a vital group that needs to be studied, and environmental sequencing and metagenomics should assist in this regard. Hence, this volume is planned to embrace the aspects of diversity, taxonomy, and phylogeny of Ascomycota by providing timely needed updates to the phylum as well as to identify species from numerous locales all over the world.
Prof. Dr. Jian-Kui Liu
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- asexual/sexual morph
- fungal ecology
- molecular data
- novel taxa