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The Mycota, Volume 14: Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms

Series: The Mycota: A Comprehensive Treatise on Fungi as Experimental Systems for Basic and Applied Research Volume: 14

By: Stefanie Pöggeler(Editor), Johannes Wöstemeyer(Editor)

345 pages, 10 colour & 50 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Aug 2016 | #231276 | ISBN-13: 9783662501481
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Hardback | Jun 2011 | #199608 | ISBN-13: 9783642199738
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Based on sequence analyses of many different genes, the past decade has provided us with a profound knowledge of fungal systematics and phylogeny. In addition, a number of sequences of complete fungal genomes have been identified and several others will soon follow. In this volume, leading experts address questions concerning the origin of the fungal kingdom and fungal evolution at a level of analytical refinement that has never been possible before. The following major aspects are highlighted: evolutionary roots of fungi; evolution of signaling in fungi and fungal-like organisms; evolution of mutualistic systems and metabolism in fungi; and evolutionary mechanisms and trends.


Evolutionary Roots of Fungi
1 The Protistan Origins of Animals and Fungi \ Martin Carr, Sandra L. Baldauf
2 Microsporidia -- Highly Reduced and Derived Relatives of Fungi \ Bryony A. P. Williams, Patrick J. Keeling
3 Environmental DNA Analysis and the Expansion of the Fungal Tree of Life \ Meredith D. M. Jones, Thomas A. Richards

Evolution of Signalling in Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms
4 Evolution of Signalling and Morphogenesis in the Dictyostelids \ Pauline Schaap
5 Function and Evolution of Pheromones and Pheromone Receptors in Filamentous Ascomycetes \ Stefanie Poggeler
6 Mating Type in Basidiomycetes: Unipolar, Bipolar, and Tetrapolar Patterns of Sexuality \ Ursula Kues, Timothy Y. James, Joseph Heitman

Evolution of Mutualistic Systems and Metabolism in Fungi
7 Evolution of the 'Plant-Symbiotic' Fungal Phylum, GlomeromycotaArthur Schussler, Christopher Walker
8 Fruiting Body Evolution in the Ascomycota: a Molecular Perspective Integrating Lichenized and Non-Lichenized Groups \ Imke Schmitt
9 Genomic and Comparative Analysis of the Class Dothideomycetes \ James K. Hane, Angela H. Williams, Richard P. Oliver
10 Evolution of Genes for Secondary Metabolism in Fungi \ Ines Teichert, Minou Nowrousian
11 Carbonic Anhydrases in Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms -- Functional Distribution and Evolution of a Gene Family \ Skander Elleuche

Evolutionary Mechanisms and Trends
12 Evolution of Mating-Type Loci and Mating-Type Chromosomes in Model Species of Filamentous Ascomycetes \ Carrie A. Whittle, Hanna Johannesson
13 Evolution of Special Metabolism in Fungi: Concepts, Mechanisms, and Pathways \ Christine Schimek

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