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Mycology should be recognized as a field in biology at eye level with other major disciplines : a memorandum

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Rambold, Gerhard ; Stadler, Marc ; Begerow, Dominik:
Mycology should be recognized as a field in biology at eye level with other major disciplines : a memorandum.
In: Mycological Progress. Vol. 12 (2013) Issue 3 . - pp. 455-463.
ISSN 1861-8952
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-013-0902-x

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Fungi are key players in terrestrial ecosystem functions. They are not only indispensable symbionts of most of the terrestrial plants, but can also interact with almost all organisms and are the major decomposers of organic matter. Indeed, they are involved in most ecosystem services, so much that life on earth would not have evolved without them. Competition among fungi and with other organism groups has driven evolution of offensive and defensive mechanisms, including the production of secondary metabolites, which continue to be widely unexplored. In addition, fungal plant parasites threaten the global agricultural production and are therefore of highest relevance for human health and survival. Given the ecological and economical relevance of fungi, advancement of other biological and physical sciences are impeded because mycology – the science devoted to the study of fungi – is insufficiently recognized as a major field of life science and supported in basic and applied research and economic contexts.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER114815
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Physiology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Professorship Mycology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 15:41
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 07:16
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/11616