Fungal stress biology: a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition

Drauzio E N Rangel, Alene Alder-Rangel, Ekaterina Dadachova, Roger D. Finlay, Martin Kupiec, Jan Dijksterhuis, Gilberto U L Braga, Luis M. Corrochano, John E. Hallsworth

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Abstract

There is currently an urgent need to increase global food security, reverse the trends of increasing cancer rates, protect environmental health, and mitigate climate change. Toward these ends, it is imperative to improve soil health and crop productivity, reduce food spoilage, reduce pesticide usage by increasing the use of biological control, optimize bioremediation of polluted sites, and generate energy from sustainable sources such as biofuels. This review focuses on fungi that can help provide solutions to such problems. We discuss key aspects of fungal stress biology in the context of the papers published in this Special Issue of Current Genetics. This area of biology has relevance to pure and applied research on fungal (and indeed other) systems, including biological control of insect pests, roles of saprotrophic fungi in agriculture and forestry, mycotoxin contamination of the food-supply chain, optimization of microbial fermentations including those used for bioethanol production, plant pathology, the limits of life on Earth, and astrobiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Genetics
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2015

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Biological Pest Control
Exobiology
Fungi
Plant Pathology
Forestry
Environmental Biodegradation
Food Chain
Biofuels
Environmental Health
Mycotoxins
Climate Change
Agriculture
Pesticides
Fermentation
Soil
Food
Health
Research
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Acid, alkali, chaotrope, ethanol, heat, hypoxic, osmotic, and salt stress
  • Aspergillus wentii
  • Astrobiology
  • Beauveria bassiana
  • Biofuels
  • Cochliobolus heterostrophus
  • Compatible solutes
  • Cryomyces antarcticus
  • Entomopathogenic fungi
  • Erythritol and mannitol
  • Fusarium graminearum
  • Hortaea werneckii
  • Metarhizium robertsii
  • Neurospora crassa
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Trehalose
  • Trichoderma atroviride
  • UV-B radiation tolerance

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  • Genetics

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Rangel, D. E. N., Alder-Rangel, A., Dadachova, E., Finlay, R. D., Kupiec, M., Dijksterhuis, J., ... Hallsworth, J. E. (2015). Fungal stress biology: a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition. Current Genetics, 61(3), 231-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00294-015-0500-3

Fungal stress biology : a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition. / Rangel, Drauzio E N; Alder-Rangel, Alene; Dadachova, Ekaterina; Finlay, Roger D.; Kupiec, Martin; Dijksterhuis, Jan; Braga, Gilberto U L; Corrochano, Luis M.; Hallsworth, John E.

In: Current Genetics, Vol. 61, No. 3, 27.06.2015, p. 231-238.

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Rangel, DEN, Alder-Rangel, A, Dadachova, E, Finlay, RD, Kupiec, M, Dijksterhuis, J, Braga, GUL, Corrochano, LM & Hallsworth, JE 2015, 'Fungal stress biology: a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition', Current Genetics, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 231-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00294-015-0500-3
Rangel DEN, Alder-Rangel A, Dadachova E, Finlay RD, Kupiec M, Dijksterhuis J et al. Fungal stress biology: a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition. Current Genetics. 2015 Jun 27;61(3):231-238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00294-015-0500-3
Rangel, Drauzio E N ; Alder-Rangel, Alene ; Dadachova, Ekaterina ; Finlay, Roger D. ; Kupiec, Martin ; Dijksterhuis, Jan ; Braga, Gilberto U L ; Corrochano, Luis M. ; Hallsworth, John E. / Fungal stress biology : a preface to the Fungal Stress Responses special edition. In: Current Genetics. 2015 ; Vol. 61, No. 3. pp. 231-238.
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