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Title: Towards Understanding the Biology of Wood Decay

Source: From IRG CD titled 41st iRG Biarritz, May 9-13, 2010 in the 4st annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection; pp.

Author(s)Tang, Juliet; Jenkins, Katie; Parker, Leslie; Diehl, Susan V.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4723-4

Abstract: Our previous research has focused primarily on ways to identify the wood decay fungi and microbial community. We continue to explore this complex and dynamic community and its interactions through microbial community ecology studies, gene expression interactions and proteomics. However, in order to better understand the mechanisms of fungal decay, we have sequenced the genome of a copper tolerant brown rot fungus, Antrodia radiculosa. To advance our goals, we will be using structural and comparative genomics to identify novel genes and functional genomics and transcriptomics to systematically discover what genes are activated during wood decay under different environmental conditions.

Keywords: Wood deterioration, wood-decaying fungi, brown rot, wood biodegradation, biodegradation, fungi, genetics, molecular genetics, gene expression, genomes, genetic transcription, microbial metabolism, copper, decay fungi, wood decay, resistance to decay, transcriptome, genetic analysis, metal tolerance, Antrodia radiculosa

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 206 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/15/2010
RITS Product ID: 35688

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