Special Issue "Marine Fungus"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021) | Viewed by 28841
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Interests: marine microbial ecology; biological oceanography; fungal oceanography; marine biogeochemistry
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Microbes are the central players in the ecology and biogeochemistry of marine systems. Yet, most of the research on microbial ecology in oceans has been performed on prokaryotes and eukaryotic phytoplankton, and fungi have been essentially neglected in open-ocean studies. One of the main reasons why the ecology of fungi in pelagic oceanic environments has been overlooked thus far is probably the preconception that fungi are outcompeted by prokaryotes when living in a resource-limited liquid environment like the ocean. Most of the available studies on marine fungi are based on the isolation and identification of fungi from different surfaces (e.g., submerged wood, sediments, macrophytes), mostly in coastal benthic environments. However, recent evidence suggests that fungi are also present in the oceanic water column, most likely mainly associated to particles, with the genomic potential to significantly contribute to marine biogeochemical cycles. Still, we lack even basic information on the ecology of the oceanic mycobiome, precluding us from determining the ecological role of this enigmatic kingdom in our oceans. The aim of this Special Issue is to focus on the ecology of marine fungi. Topics include, but are not limited to, fungal abundance, distribution, activity, and phylogenetic and/or functional diversity in coastal to open ocean environments, including seawater column and sediments, derived both from laboratory and field studies. Manuscripts summarizing recent advances in the topic or introducing novel experimental approaches are also welcome.
Dr. Federico Baltar
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- marine fungi
- coastal waters
- open-ocean water column
- marine sediment
- fungal abundance
- fungal physiology
- fungal activity
- fungal genetics
- fungal phylogenetic diversity
- fungal functional diversity