Soil Biology

Genomics of Soil- and Plant-Associated Fungi

Editors: Horwitz, B.A., Mukherjee, P.K., Mukherjee, M., Kubicek, C.P. (Eds.)

  • With contributions by international experts
  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, agriculture, and biofuels industry
  • Describes the basic genetics and the potential applications of fungi and their secondary metabolites
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About this book

This volume addresses the similarities and also the differences in the genomes of soil saprophytes, symbionts, and plant pathogens by using examples of fungal species to illustrate particular principles. It analyzes how the specific interactions with the hosts and the influence of the environment may have shaped genome evolution. The relevance of fungal genetic research and biotechnological applications is shown for areas such as plant pathogenesis, biomass degradation, litter decomposition, nitrogen assimilation, antibiotic production, mycoparasitism, energy, ecology, and also for soil fungi turning to human pathogens.

In addition to the model organisms Neurospora and Aspergillus, the following species are covered providing a view of pathogens and mutualists: Trichoderma, Fusarium oxysporum, Cochliobolus heterostrophus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Rhizopus oryzae, Podospora anserina, and species belonging to Agaricomycetes, Archaeorhizomycetes and Magnaporthaceae. Ecology and potential applications have guided the choice of fungal genes to be studied and it will be fascinating to follow the trends of future sequencing projects.

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From the book reviews:

“The book is an outcome of contributions by international experts. It contains 15 chapters with references and an index at the end of the book. … The book is valuable for mycologists and researchers working in the field of genomics, genetics and plant pathology. A requisite guide for students studying fungal biotechnology.” (Melvina D’souza and Kevin D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Genomic Contributions to the Study of Soil and Plant-Interacting Fungi

    Horwitz, Benjamin A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Fungal Genomics for Energy and Environment

    Grigoriev, Igor V.

    Pages 11-27

  • Advancement of Functional Genomics of a Model Species of Neurospora and Its Use for Ecological Genomics of Soil Fungi

    Lee, Kwangwon (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Major Plant Pathogens of the Magnaporthaceae Family

    Illana, Adriana (et al.)

    Pages 45-88

  • Aspergillus: Genomics of a Cosmopolitan Fungus

    Benoit, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 89-126

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genomics of Soil- and Plant-Associated Fungi
Editors
  • Benjamin A. Horwitz
  • Prasun K. Mukherjee
  • Mala Mukherjee
  • Christian P. Kubicek
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39339-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39339-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39338-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51043-8
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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