Genomics of Soil- and Plant-Associated Fungi

  • Benjamin A. Horwitz
  • Prasun K. Mukherjee
  • Mala Mukherjee
  • Christian P. Kubicek

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Benjamin A. Horwitz, Prasun K. Mukherjee, Mala Mukherjee, Christian P. Kubicek
    Pages 1-9
  3. Igor V. Grigoriev
    Pages 11-27
  4. Adriana Illana, Julio Rodriguez-Romero, Ane Sesma
    Pages 45-88
  5. Isabelle Benoit, Iran Malavazi, Gustavo Henrique Goldman, Scott E. Baker, Ronald P. de Vries
    Pages 89-126
  6. Christian P. Kubicek, Irina S. Druzhinina
    Pages 127-156
  7. Anders Tunlid, Francois Rineau, Mark Smits, Firoz Shah, Cesar Nicolas, Tomas Johansson et al.
    Pages 191-211
  8. Benjamin A. Horwitz, Bradford J. Condon, B. Gillian Turgeon
    Pages 213-228
  9. Anna Rosling, Ina Timling, D. Lee Taylor
    Pages 333-349
  10. Kevin McCluskey, Aric Wiest
    Pages 351-380
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-388

About this book


This volume addresses the similarities and also the differences in the genomes of soil saprophytes, symbionts, and plant pathogens by using examples of fungal species to illustrate particular principles. It analyzes how the specific interactions with the hosts and the influence of the environment may have shaped genome evolution. The relevance of fungal genetic research and biotechnological applications is shown for areas such as plant pathogenesis, biomass degradation, litter decomposition, nitrogen assimilation, antibiotic production, mycoparasitism, energy, ecology, and also for soil fungi turning to human pathogens.

In addition to the model organisms Neurospora and Aspergillus, the following species are covered providing a view of pathogens and mutualists: Trichoderma, Fusarium oxysporum, Cochliobolus heterostrophus, Penicillium chrysogenum, Rhizopus oryzae, Podospora anserina, and species belonging to Agaricomycetes, Archaeorhizomycetes and Magnaporthaceae. Ecology and potential applications have guided the choice of fungal genes to be studied and it will be fascinating to follow the trends of future sequencing projects.


Antibiotics Aspergillus Biomass degradation Mycorrhizal symbioses Neurospora Plant Pathogens

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin A. Horwitz
    • 1
  • Prasun K. Mukherjee
    • 2
  • Mala Mukherjee
    • 3
  • Christian P. Kubicek
    • 4
  1. 1.Dep. of BiologyTechnion – Israel Inst. of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Central Institute for Cotton ResearchNagpurIndia
  3. 3.Central Institute for Cotton ResearchNagpurIndia
  4. 4.Institute of Chemical EngineeringVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39338-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39339-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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