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Title: Sequencing the fungal tree of life

Source: New Phytologist (2011) 190: 818-821; 2011

Author(s)Martin, F.; Cullen, D.; Hibbett, D.; Pisabarro, A.; Spatafora, J.W.; Baker, S.E.; Grigoriev, I.V.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4712-4A

Abstract: Terrestrial ecosystems host a complex array of interacting communities, with thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi and bacteria. In soils, this complex web of life is responsible for the cycling of carbon (C), for water and nutrients, for soil quality and for plant nutrition and health. To predict future changes of these threatened ecosystems and to fully grasp the biological and chemical workings of these complex interactions, one must not only regard organisms as individuals but also as members of a larger community, considering the interplay and communication between individuals within these entangled populations, that is, their extended phenotype (Whitham et al., 2008). One emerging model for such studies is the interaction between soil-borne fungi and plant communities.

Keywords: Fungi; genetics; genomes; molecular genetics; nucleotide sequence; genetic code; soil fungi; genetic transcription; mycorrhizal fungi; mycorrhizas; symbiosis; phytopathogenic fungi; pathogenic fungi; fungi ecology; fungal communities; genetic analysis; saprotrophic fungi

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 112 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/08/2011

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RITS Product ID: 40275
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cullen, Daniel
Research Microbiologist

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