Special Issue "Asian Fungi"

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2019 (closed)
Guest Editors
Kevin D Hyde, Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Ruvishika Jayawardena, Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Sajeewa S.N. Maharachchikumbura, School of Life Science and Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Summary

Asia has become the center of numerous fungal studies. In this issue articles on Ascomycota and Basidiomycota will be published. Species of ascomycetes are ecologically and economically important. They cause significant diseases of important crops and horticultural plants, as well as human disease. Traditionally, the diversity of Asian fungi has not received the same degree of attention as those studies in Europe or North American continents. However, recently developed molecular tools and a greater sampling have greatly expanded our understanding concerning fungal diversity in the Asian continent. For an example, according to the Hyde and coauthors (2018) up to 96% of fungi in northern Thailand may be new to the science.

The Special Issue aims to accelerate scientific research on Asian fungi and remind the scientific community of the value of exploration of new forms of microbial life in these poorly sampled Asian habits. The proposed special Issue will comprise at least 9 papers, most of which deal with the taxonomy, phylogeny or nomenclature of various groups of Asian Ascomycetes, especially the majority of our contributions will focus on Basidiomycetes, Dothideomycetes and Sordariomycetes. We are looking forward to working with you, and this special issue will not be limited to the above topics.


Keywords
Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Diversity, Dothideomycetes, New records, New species, Phylogeny, Plant pathogens, Taxonomy, Saprobes, Sordariomycetes