Special Issue "Molecular Processes of Fungi"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 9946
Interests: pathogenesis of Aspergillus; Aspergillus resistance; molecular aspects of resistance; molecular aspects of adaptaton; germination
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Fungi are widespread and may cause a wide spectrum of diseases in humans, with infections occurring by, for example, opportunistic pathogens such as Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Cryptococcus neoformans. Fungi can quickly adapt to new and challenging environments in nature, equipping them with intrinsic defenses to overcome cellular stress induced by external stimuli. Adaptation, in this sense, is described as overcoming environmental challenges by gaining beneficial mutations or adjusting cellular physiology. How quickly these adaptations arise and spread after natural selection, depends on forces that drive evolution itself, such as (a)sexual reproduction, ploidy changes, and genetic stability.
A lot of research has been published concerning the clinical aspects of fungal pathogensis, epidemiology, diagnostics, clinical outcome, clinical breakpoints against antifungals, etc. However, the molecular mechanisms of fungal development and growth, stress adaptation and resistance, fungal–host interactions and gene-functions, non-coding RNA functionality, and so on, is still an underexposed field. This Special Issue “Molecular Processes of Fungi” invites colleagues to contribute with original research or reviews to the Journal of Fungi.
Prof. Dr. Willem Melchers
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- molecular basis of fungal development and growth
- stress adaptation and resistance
- fungal–host interactions and gene-functions
- non-coding RNA functionality