Volume 1 - 2011 - Issue 1

1. Nematode-Trapping Fungi

Authors: Swe A, Li J, Zhang KQ, Pointing SB, Jeewon R, Hyde KD

Recieved: 04 June 2011, Accepted: 06 June 2011, Published: 25 June 2011

This manuscript provides an account of nematode-trapping fungi including their taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution. There are four broad groups of nematophagous fungi categorized based on their mechanisms of attacking nematodes. These include 1) nematode-trapping fungi using adhesive or mechanical hyphal traps, 2) endoparasitic fungi using their spores, 3) egg parasitic fungi invading nematode eggs or females with their hyphal tips, and 4) toxin-producing fungi immobilizing nematodes before invasion The account briefly mentions fossil nematode-trapping fungi and looks at biodiversity, ecology and geographical distribution including factors affecting their distribution such as salinity. Nematode-trapping fungi occur in terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats, but rarely occur in extreme environments. Fungal-nematodes interactions are discussed the potential role of nematode-trapping fungi in biological control is briefly reviewed. Although the potential for use of nematode-trapping fungi is high there have been few successes resulting in commercial products.

Keywords: Ascomycetes – Biocontrol – Biodiversity – Fossil fungi – Fungi – Nematodes – Phylogeny


2. Where to publish in mycology?

Authors: Hyde KD, KoKo TW.

Recieved: 18 June 2011, Accepted: 18 June 2011, Published: 25 June 2011

Accounts are provided for the major journals that publish manuscripts entirely devoted to mycology and that publish in English. This includes 34 mainstream journals and several journals of a general nature which also often publish mycological articles are mentioned. The mainstream journals comprise two review journals and 32 journals publishing both review papers and research articles. In 2010 the mainstream mycological journals published approximately 1940 manuscripts comprising about 18330 pages. Ten of the mainstream mycological journals are online and open access while the remaining journals are published by publishers or societies and are not open access.

Keywords: fungal journals – impact factor – manuscript submission – open access – mycological societies


3. Colletotrichum, naming, control, resistance, biocontrol of weeds and current challenges

Authors: Phoulivong S

Recieved: 15 May 2011, Accepted: 20 June 2011, Published: 01 July 2011

Colletotrichum is one of the most economically important fungal genera which causes anthracnose disease, affecting a wide range of hosts, especially tropical and subtropical crops, reducing yield and quality of the plant products. There has been a surge of interest in this genus and this paper reviews information on Colletotrichum from these studies. Most important for the study of Colletotrichum species is the need to understand species concepts and enable accurate identification based on morphology and molecular methods. A polyphasic approach for defining species include morphology, multigenes analysis physiology, symptoms on different hosts, pathogenicity and testing on a range of hosts. The disease life cycle, use in biological control and currently accepted names of Colletotrichum are discussed and updated as such information will support effective disease control management.

Keywords: Anthracnose – Biocontrol – Disease resistance – Infection processes – Plant disease


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Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology (Journal of Fungal Biology) publishes reviews, research articles and methodology papers and articles in environmental and appied mycology. The official journal language is English.

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