The Future of Fungi: Threats and Opportunities

The Future of Fungi: Threats and Opportunities

Author(s): Oxford University Press - Genes, Genomes, Genetics

Publication Date: 2022


The fungal kingdom represents an extraordinary diversity of organisms with profound impacts across animal, plant, and ecosystem health. With climate change, increased antimicrobial resistance, global trade, environmental degradation, and novel viruses altering the impact of fungi on health and disease, developing new approaches is now more crucial than ever to combat the threats posed by fungi and to harness their extraordinary potential for applications in human health, food supply, and environmental remediation. This report provides recommendations to accelerate fungal research and highlights major research advances.

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