Resources Box 18.3

Learning more about genome-enabled mycology

Several journals in the recent past have published special issues that are worth examining because they show you the incredibly wide range of the interests (and the technologies) of existing mycologists. The following is just a sample (arranged in date order):

Fungal Ecology 2012, volume 5 an issue entitled Fungi and Global Change contents:

Mycologia 2013, issue 6 of volume 105 contained papers on Genome-Enabled Mycology contents:

Fungal Ecology 2014, volume 10 an issue entitled Fungi in a changing world: The role of fungi in ecosystem response to global change contents:

Fungal Biology 2016, issue 2 of volume 120 an issue entitled Barcoding - Species Concepts and Species Recognition in Medical Mycology contents:

Fungal Biology 2016, issue 11 of volume 120 an issue entitled Integrative Taxonomy – Uncovering Fungal Diversity (a Festschrift for David L. Hawksworth) contents:

Fungal Genetics and Biology 2016 special supplement entitled ‘The Era of Synthetic Biology in Yeast and Filamentous Fungi’ contents:

The Royal Society of London published in 2016 the proceedings of a (2015) discussion meeting entitled ‘Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience’ contents:

In addition to special issues of journals, there are several books and monographs you should note:

Appasani, K. (2018). Genome Editing and Engineering: From TALENs, ZFNs and CRISPRs to Molecular Surgery. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107170377. URL: VIEW on Amazon.

Heitman, J., Howlett, B.J., Crous, P.W., Stukenbrock, E.H., James, T.Y. & Gow, N.A.R. (2017). The Fungal Kingdom. Washington, DC: ASM Press. ISBN: 9781555819576. DOI:

Murat, C., Payen, T., Noel, B., Kuo, A., Morin, E. and 50 others (2018). Pezizomycetes genomes reveal the molecular basis of ectomycorrhizal truffle lifestyle. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2: 1956-1965. DOI:

Nowrousian, M. (ed) (2014b). The Mycota, volume XIII (2nd ed.), Fungal Genomics. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.  ISBN: 978-3-642-45217-8. DOI:

Petre, M. (ed) (2015). Mushroom Biotechnology: Developments and Applications. London: Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. 242 pp. ISBN: 9780128027943. URL: VIEW publisher's website.

Satyanarayana, T., Deshmukh, S. & Johri, B.N. (2017). Developments in Fungal Biology and Applied Mycology. Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. ISBN: 978-981-10-4767-1. DOI:

Thangadurai, D., Sangeetha, J. & David, M. (2016). Fundamentals of Molecular Mycology. Waretown, NJ: Apple Academic Press. 194 pp. ISBN: 978-1771882538. URL: VIEW publisher's website.

And you may be interested in these two papers:

Harries, D. (2017). DNA and the field mycologist: part 1. Field Mycology, 18: 20-23. DOI:

Harries, D. (2017). DNA and the field mycologist: part 2. Field Mycology, 18: 92-96. DOI:

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