Mycology An International Journal on Fungal Biology: Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 31 September 2019
The marine environment covers more than 70% of the Earth surface and harbors a wide variety of fungi. Marine fungi are an ecological rather than a taxonomic group. The total number of marine fungi has been estimated as many as 10,000 species, and the number of known marine fungi currently stands at 1,112 species (in 472 genera). In recent years, marine fungi have attracted increasing attention due to their diverse ecological roles in marine ecosystems as well as their great potential in producing new natural products. Marine fungi are considered as saprotrophs, degrading organic substrates for growth and reproduction,thus driving nutrient cycles in marine environments. Fungi also occur as parasites and symbionts of plants and animals in the marine environments. Marine-derived fungi produce structurally unique secondary metabolites, which may play an important role in ecological interactions with other organisms. A considerable number of natural products has been shown to display promising biological and pharmacological properties.
This special issue will cover but not limited to the following topics
- Diversity and Ecology of Marine Fungi
- Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Marine Fungi
- Deep Sea Fungi
- Zoosporic Marine Fungi
- Bioactive Compounds of Marine Fungi
Please submit your paper through our online submission system. All papers will be peer-reviewed. The submission deadline is September 31, 2019. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together in the 4th issue 2019. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited.
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Please state in the cover letter that your submission is for the special issue of “Marine Fungi”.
For any further enquiries, please contact Editorial Assistant, Yalan Wang at: email@example.com.
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Zhu-Hua Luo, Key Laboratory of Marine Biogenetic Resources, Third Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Bin Wu, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China