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Fungal Genetics in Plant Biomass Conversion

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Fungi can deconstruct the lignocellulose structures in plant biomass and utilize them as energy sustainably. These include variable taxonomies of fungal kingdom, such as those of ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. The abilities of these fungi in converting sustainable plant biomass could offer application ...

Fungi can deconstruct the lignocellulose structures in plant biomass and utilize them as energy sustainably. These include variable taxonomies of fungal kingdom, such as those of ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi. The abilities of these fungi in converting sustainable plant biomass could offer application potentials for advanced biofuels and bioproducts production. However, the genetic bases of fungal biodegradation of plant biomass are still not completely known, which hinders its industrial applications in relevant biotechnology area.

This Research Topic will be focusing on genetic mechanisms of plant biomass degradation by fungi. Original Research articles on using traditional genetics and high throughput sequencing to study the lignocellulose degrading mechanisms in fungi are especially encouraged. We also welcome Review articles about the current state of the relevant fungal genetics area.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Characterization of the plant cell wall degrading fungal community by omics such as genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics.
• Study of the gene/protein control of the fungal degradation of plant biomass, mostly on, but not limited to transcriptional regulatory networks of lignocellulose degradation.
• Integrating system biology approaches to explore key plant biomass degrading factors.

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