Special Issue "Fusarium spp.: A Trans-Kingdom Fungus"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Fungal Evolution, Biodiversity and Systematics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Interests: antifungals; drug resistance; bioinformatics; mitochondria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A number of environmental and pathogenic fungi are collectively referred to as trans-kingdom pathogenic fungi, meaning that they cause both human and plant (crop) diseases. The loss of crop production due to organisms such as Fusarium threatens food security. These environmental organisms likely do not fall into the category of other fungal pathogens such as the Candida species Cryptococcus neoformans, or the endemic fungi, such as Histoplasma capsulatum, causing significant human, but not crop diseases. The Fusarium and Aspergillus species rank among the most important of the trans-kingdom pathogens. Throughout the recent decade, interesting studies have described molecular pathogenesis, azole resistance, soil and plant microbiomes as sources of potential new antifungals and the relationships to human disease, especially regarding patients with life-threatening underlying conditions. Current data describe the azole resistance of the environmental isolates of both fungal groups. These data have posed the possibility of the air-borne transfer of azole-resistant isolates from the environment to patients, since azoles are used to protect crops from fungal diseases.

Prof. Dr. Richard Calderone
Guest Editor

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  • biology
  • host interactions
  • the microbiome
  • virulence
  • molecular pathogenicity
  • clinical observations
  • azole resistance

Published Papers

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