Fungal RNA Biology

  • Ane Sesma
  • Tobias von der Haar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Elizabeth A. Dunn, Stephen D. Rader
    Pages 27-57
  3. Aurelia Vavasseur, Yongsheng Shi
    Pages 59-88
  4. Alexandra Hackmann, Heike Krebber
    Pages 89-112
  5. Tobias von der Haar, Leoš Shivaya Valášek
    Pages 113-134
  6. Balaji T. Moorthy, Ralf-Peter Jansen
    Pages 135-157
  7. Micheline Fromont-Racine, Cosmin Saveanu
    Pages 159-193
  8. Zaineb Fourati, Marc Graille
    Pages 195-216
  9. Kathleen L. McCann, Susan J. Baserga
    Pages 217-232
  10. David Piñeyro, Adrian Gabriel Torres, Lluis Ribas de Pouplana
    Pages 233-267
  11. Yunkun Dang, Zhenyu Zhang, Yi Liu
    Pages 269-289
  12. Victoriano Garre, Francisco E. Nicolás, Santiago Torres-Martínez, Rosa M. Ruiz-Vázquez
    Pages 291-313
  13. Ana M. Matia-González, André P. Gerber
    Pages 347-370
  14. Marco Marconi, Julio Rodriguez-Romero, Ane Sesma, Mark D. Wilkinson
    Pages 371-391
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 393-395

About this book


This book presents an overview over the diverse functions RNA plays in fungal biology, highlighting the latest state of knowledge, as well as remaining questions and future challenges in this area.

It covers a wide range of RNA-mediated biological mechanisms in yeasts and filamentous fungi, including organisms widely used as models for general aspects of eukaryotic biology, and of great importance in industrial applications, medicine and agriculture. Despite the diversity of the estimated 1 million fungal species (saprophytic, parasitic and mutualistic), fungi share common features distinctive from plants and animals and have been grouped taxonomically as an independent eukaryotic kingdom. In this book, 15 chapters written by experts in their fields cover the RNA-dependent processes that take place in fungal cells ranging from formation of coding and non-coding RNAs to mRNA translation, ribosomal RNA biogenesis, gene silencing, RNA editing and epigenetic regulation.


RNA degradation alternative polyadenylation epigenetics mRNA localisation non coding RNAs

Editors and affiliations

  • Ane Sesma
    • 1
  • Tobias von der Haar
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Plant Biotechnology and GenomUniversidad Politécnica de MadridPozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)Spain
  2. 2.Kent Fungal Group School of BiosciencesUniversity of KentKentUnited Kingdom

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