Genomics for Fungi

  • J. W. Bennett
  • Jonathan Arnold
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 8)

Abstract

Since 1995, the genomes of dozens of bacteria and several model eukaryotes have been completely sequenced and these data have been deposited in public databases. With the exception of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, fungal genomes were not among these early genomics accomplishments. Nevertheless, despite a slow start, fungal genomics is now poised to reveal a comprehensive picture of fungal gene structure and function, to resolve questions about evolutionary relationships among mycelial fungi, and to decipher the biochemical and cellular relationships between fungi and other eukaryotic life forms. Genomics databases and their accompanying bioinformatics tools are among the most powerful scientific resources available to contemporary fungal cell biologists.

Keywords

Fermentation Recombination Mold Hull Saccharomyces 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Bennett
    • 1
  • Jonathan Arnold
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Molecular BiologyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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