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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2015

The International Symposium on Fungal Stress: ISFUS

Rangel, Drauzio E. N.; Alene, Alder-Rangel; Dadachova, Ekaterina; Finlay, Roger; Dijksterhuis, Jan; Braga, Gilberto U. L.; Corrochano, Luis M.; Hallsworth, John E.


Fungi play central roles in many biological processes, influencing soil fertility, decomposition, cycling of minerals, and organic matter, plant health, and nutrition. They produce a wide spectrum of molecules, which are exploited in a range of industrial processes to manufacture foods, food preservatives, flavoring agents, and other useful biological products. Fungi can also be used as biological control agents of microbial pathogens, nematodes or insect pests, and affect plant growth, stress tolerance, and nutrient acquisition. Successful exploitation of fungi requires better understanding of the mechanisms that fungi use to cope with stress as well as the way in which they mediate stress tolerance in other organisms. It is against this backdrop that a scientific meeting on fungal stress was held in So Jos, dos Campos, Brazil, in October 2014. The meeting, hosted by Drauzio E. N. Rangel and Alene E. Alder-Rangel, and supported by the So Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), brought together more than 30 young, mid-career, and highly accomplished scientists from ten different countries. Here we summarize the highlights of the meeting.


Astrobiology; Biofuels; Compatible solutes; Entomopathogenic fungi; Erythritol and mannitol; Acid, alkali, chaotrope, ethanol, heat, hypoxic, osmotic, and salt stress; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Trehalose; UV-B radiation tolerance

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Current Genetics
2015, volume: 61, number: 3, pages: 479-487
Publisher: SPRINGER

Authors' information

Rangel, Drauzio E. N.
University of Paraíba Valley
Alene, Alder-Rangel
University of Paraíba Valley
Dadachova, Ekaterina
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology
Dijksterhuis, Jan
CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre
Braga, Gilberto U. L.
University of Sao Paulo
Corrochano, Luis M.
University of Seville
Hallsworth, John E.
Queen's University Belfast

Associated SLU-program

SLU Network Plant Protection

UKÄ Subject classification

Plant Biotechnology
Agricultural Science

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