Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms

  • Stefanie Pöggeler
  • Johannes Wöstemeyer

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Evolutionary Roots of Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Carr, Sandra L. Baldauf
      Pages 3-23
    3. Bryony A. P. Williams, Patrick J. Keeling
      Pages 25-36
    4. Meredith D. M. Jones, Thomas A. Richards
      Pages 37-54
  3. Evolution of Signalling in Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms

  4. Evolution of Mutualistic Systems and Metabolism in Fungi

  5. Evolutionary Mechanisms and Trends

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-345

About this book


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.

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefanie Pöggeler
    • 1
  • Johannes Wöstemeyer
    • 2
  1. 1., Institut für Mikrobiologie und GenetikGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2., Institut für Allgemeine MikrobiologieFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany

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