Francis Martin. 2013. The Ecological Genomics of Fungi

The Ecological Genomics of Fungi

Francis Martin
20 September 2013, The Ecological Genomics of Fungi; doi: 10.1002/9781118735893


This unique book covers a broad diversity of fungal systems and provides unique insight into the functions of those fungi in various ecosystems – from soil, to plant, to human. Bringing together fungal genomic information on a variety of lifestyles and traits, the book covers saprotrophism, pathogenesis (including biotrophs, hemibiotrophs, necrotrophs) and symbiosis. Advances in high-throughput sequencing now offer unprecedented opportunities for identification of novel key molecular mechanisms controlling plant-microbe interactions, evolution of fungi and developmentally- and ecologically-relevant traits, this book explores how these massive streams of fungal sequences can be exploited to gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of fungi and their ecological role. Although tremendous progress has been made in recent years in fungal genomics, thanks to the sequencing of over one hundred fungal genomes, until now no book has used this information to bridge fungal genomics, molecular ecology and ecology. Edited by a recognized leader in fungal genomics and soil metagenomics with over a decade of experience, Genomics & Metagenomics for Harnessing the Ecology of Fungi will be a useful resource for the experienced as well as the new researchers entering the field.


Table of Contents

  • Contributors vii
  • Preface xiii

Section 1 Sequencing Fungal Genomes 1

  • 1 A Changing Landscape of Fungal Genomics 3 Igor V. Grigoriev
  • 2 Repeated Elements in Filamentous Fungi with a Focus on Wood-Decay Fungi 21 Claude Murat, Thibaut Payen, Denis Petitpierre, and Jessy Labbé

Section 2 Saprotrophic Fungi 41

  • 3 Wood Decay 43 Dan Cullen
  • 4 Aspergilli and Biomass-Degrading Fungi 63 Isabelle Benoit, Ronald P. de Vries, Scott E. Baker, and Sue A. Karagiosis
  • 5 Ecological Genomics of Trichoderma 89 Irina S. Druzhinina and Christian P. Kubicek

Section 3 Plant-Interacting Fungi 117

  • 6 Dothideomycetes: Plant Pathogens, Saprobes, and Extremophiles 119 Stephen B. Goodwin
  • 7 Biotrophic Fungi (Powdery Mildews, Rusts, and Smuts) 149 Sébastien Duplessis, Pietro D. Spanu, and Jan Schirawski
  • 8 The Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Genomics 169 Francis Martin and Annegret Kohler
  • 9 Lichen Genomics: Prospects and Progress 191 Martin Grube, Gabriele Berg, ólafur S. Andrésson, Oddur Vilhelmsson, Paul S. Dyer, and Vivian P.W. Miao

Section 4 Animal-Interacting Fungi 213

  • 10 Ecogenomics of Human and Animal Basidiomycetous Yeast Pathogens 215 Sheng Sun, Ferry Hagen, Jun Xu, Tom Dawson, Joseph Heitman, James Kronstad, Charles Saunders, and Teun Boekhout
  • 11 Genomics of Entomopathogenic Fungi 243 Chengshu Wang and Raymond J. St. Leger
  • 12 Ecological Genomics of the Microsporidia 261 Nicolas Corradi and Patrick J. Keeling

Section 5 Metagenomics and Biogeography of Fungi 279

  • 13 Metagenomics for Study of Fungal Ecology 281 Björn D. Lindahl and Cheryl R. Kuske
  • 14 Metatranscriptomics of Soil Eukaryotic Communities 305 Laurence Fraissinet-Tachet, Roland Marmeisse, Lucie Zinger, and Patricia Luis
  • 15 Fungi in Deep-Sea Environments and Metagenomics 325 Stéphane Mahé, Vanessa Rédou, Thomas Le Calvez, Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse, and Gaëtan Burgaud
  • 16 The Biodiversity, Ecology, and Biogeography of Ascomycetous Yeasts 355 Marc-André Lachance

Index 371


Martin, F. The Ecological Genomics of Fungi. 2013. Wiley Blackwell Press (F. Martin ed)., ISBN:978-1-119-94610-6