Phylogeny and Evolution

The global conservative fungal estimate. 1.5 million is mainly based on angiosperm/fungus ratio (1:0.5-1:33). But only a fraction of this is currently known (about 100.000) and a few have been harnessed. The discipline. Mycology has multidimensional facets with basic and applied values and the recent investigations have gone beyond routine systematics, diversity and environmental issues. Fungi serve as novel source of food. fuel, biopesticides, metabolites and pharmaceuticals. Being eukaryotes, fungi became important basic tool in biotechnology and bioremediation.

The evolution of fungi has been going on since fungi diverged from other life around 1,500 million years ago, with the glomaleans branching from the "higher fungi" at ~570 million years ago, according to DNA analysis. Fungi probably colonized the land during the Cambrian, over 500 million years ago, but terrestrial fossils only become uncontroversial and common during the Devonian, 400 million years ago. 

  • Radical Mycology
  • Fungal pesticide degradation
  • Molecular systematics and evolution of Fungi
  • Evolutionary processes and relationship

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