Special Issue "Freshwater Fungal Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 5070
Interests: ascomycetes; freshwater fungal diversity; fungal taxonomy; fungal phylogeny
Interests: fungal taxonomy; fungal secondary metabolites; helicosporous hyphomycetes; phylogenetic analysis
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This Special Issue will be dedicated to freshwater fungi, which play a key role in the decomposition of submerged wood in freshwater habitats, breaking down lignocelluloses and releasing nutrients, and are important in ecosystem functioning. Freshwaters can include anything from small ponds or ditches, or water in holes in trees, to streams, large rivers, swamp, lakes and dams. Freshwater fungi are defined as ‘‘fungi that the whole or part of their life cycle rely on freshwater’’. Although freshwater fungi have been studied for decades, their study has generally been compartmentalized into the leaf-inhabiting freshwater fungi, the lignicolous freshwater fungi and the lower fungi, and the studies have rarely overlapped and mainly focused on the classification of this interesting fungal group. However, there are only ca. 3900 freshwater fungal species under 13 phyla, and 45 classes have been reported based on the published data of biodiversity studies and/or single or multi-species taxonomic studies. Furthermore, 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 freshwater fungi by providing timely updates to this fungal group as well as to identify species from numerous locales all over the world.
Dr. Zonglong Luo
Dr. Yongzhong Lu
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- freshwater fungal ecology
- molecular data