Fungal Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics

Fungal Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics

1st Edition - November 17, 2017

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  • Editors: Jeffrey Townsend, usa Wang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132623
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128132616

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Fungal Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics, Volume 100, the latest release in the Advances in Genetics series, presents users with new chapters that delve into such topics as the Advances of fungal phylogenomics and the impact on fungal systematics, Data crunching for fungal phylogenomics: insights into data collection and phylogenetic inference based on genome data for fungi, Genomic and epigenomic traits of emerging fungal pathogens, Advances in fungal gene cluster diversity and evolution, Phylogenomics of Fusarium oxysporum species complex, Phylogenomic analyses of pathogenic yeasts, and the Phylogenetics and phylogenomics of rust fungi. The series continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, critically analyzing future directions.

Key Features

  • Critically analyzes future directions for the study of clinical genetics
  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics


Molecular geneticists, clinical geneticists, mycologists, molecular and evolutionary biologists, and biochemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Maximizing Power in Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics: A Perspective Illuminated by Fungal Big Data
    Alex Dornburg, Jeffrey P. Townsend and Zheng Wang
    2. Fungal Phylogeny in the Age of Genomics: Insights Into Phylogenetic Inference From Genome-Scale Datasets
    László G. Nagy and Gergely Szöllősi
    3. Describing Genomic and Epigenomic Traits Underpinning Emerging Fungal Pathogens
    Rhys A. Farrer and Matthew C. Fisher
    4. Fungal Gene Cluster Diversity and Evolution
    Jason C. Slot
    5. Deciphering Pathogenicity of Fusarium oxysporum from a Phylogenomics Perspective
    Yong Zhang and Li-Jun Ma
    6. Multiple Approaches to Phylogenomic Reconstruction of the Fungal Kingdom
    Charley G.P. McCarthy and David A. Fitzpatrick
    7. Phylogenetics and Phylogenomics of Rust Fungi
    M. Catherine Aime, Alistair R. McTaggart, Stephen J. Mondo and Sébastien Duplessis
    8. Advances in Fungal Phylogenomics and its Impact on Fungal Systematics
    Ning Zhang, Jing Luo and Debashish Bhattacharya

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 17, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128132623
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128132616

About the Serial Volume Editors

Jeffrey Townsend

Professor Townsend received his Ph.D. in 2002 in organismic and evolutionary biology from Harvard University. His Ph.D. was entitled "Population genetic variation in genome-wide gene expression: modeling, measurement, and analysis", and constituted the first population genetic analysis of genome-wide gene expression variation. After making use of the model budding yeast S. cerevisiae for his Ph.D. research, Dr. Townsend accepted an appointment as a Miller Fellow at the University of California-Berkeley in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, where he worked to develop molecular tools, techniques, and analysis methodologies for functional genomics studies with the filamentous fungal model species Neurospora crassa, co-advised by Berkeley fungal evolutionary biologist John Taylor and molecular mycologist Louise Glass. In 2004, he accepted his first appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. In 2006 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, and in 2013 he was appointed as an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Yale School of Public Health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University

usa Wang

Zheng Wang is Research Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. After completing a PhD at the Clark University in 2006, he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Iowa. He joined Yale University in 2007, and held a post-doctoral association position at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. He is an expert on fungal taxonomy, especially classification and taxonomy of the Leotiomycetes, Pezizomycetes, Geoglossomycetes, and wood decay polypores. He is also one of the leading authors in the Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life project. His research is in the field of fungal systematics, fungal evolutionary biology, and fungal genetics and genomics, using field and laboratory experiments with model species and comparative genomics/transcriptomics to understand the effects of natural selection and evolution and development of sexual/asexual reproduction in fungi. In particular, it focuses on the how fungi respond to environmental factors during different stages of their life history. He has served as a reviewer for 34 scientific journals, including all major mycological journals. He has held several editorial appointments, including associate editor of Mycosystema and Mycology, review editor of Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Affiliations and Expertise

Yale University

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