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Fungi are an increasing threat to human health, animals in the global ecosystem, and to agriculture and food security. Fungal Pathogenesis is committed to providing a broad, multidisciplinary platform for research that serves to cross-fertilize advances and contribute to thwart the fungal scourges of the planet.
The focus of this section spans the pathogenic microbes that cause life-threatening infections in humans, including Candida species, Aspergillus species, Cryptococcus species, dimorphic human fungal pathogens, Mucor and other zygomycetes, and Pneumocystis and the Microsporidia. In animals, the scope spans the chytrid pathogen of frogs, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and related species, as well as Pseudogymnoascus destructans the cause of bat white nose syndrome. In plants, submissions on fungal pathogens that cause important crop losses and studies focused on how plants respond and defend against fungal infections are invited.
We welcome novel heterologous model systems (Galleria, drosophila, zebrafish, amoeba, eggs, and others), genomic and population genetics studies, vaccine studies, novel drug and treatment approaches and strategies, mechanisms of drug resistance, diagnostics, and immunotherapy. Studies on the fungal components of the microbiome (GI, lung, skin, oropharynx) are invited.
We are particularly interested in studies that span disciplines and the emergence of new pathogens in clinical and agricultural settings, including fungal outbreaks with novel or rare pathogenic fungi. Studies contributing to the taxonomy and phylogeny of fungi will also be within the domain of this section
Fungal Pathogensis is led by Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD from Duke University and Anuradha Chowdhary, MD, PhD from the University of Delhi, and supported by an international editorial board of outstanding experts.
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Fungal Pathogenesis welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Fungal Pathogenesis, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Fungal Pathogenesis will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Cellular and Infection Microbiology.
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