Title: Towards understanding the biology of wood decay
Author: Tang, Juliet; Jenkins, Katie; Parker, Leslie; Diehl, Susan V.
Source: IRG/WP ; 10-10739. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2010: 5 p.
Description: Our previous research has focused primarily on ways to identify the wood decay fungi and microbial community. We continue to explore this complex and dynamic community and its interactions through microbial community ecology studies, gene expression interactions and proteomics. However, in order to better understand the mechanisms of fungal decay, we have sequenced the genome of a copper tolerant brown rot fungus, Antrodia radiculosa. To advance our goals, we will be using structural and comparative genomics to identify novel genes and functional genomics and transcriptomics to systematically discover what genes are activated during wood decay under different environmental conditions.
Keywords: Wood deterioration, wood-decaying fungi, brown rot, wood biodegradation, biodegradation, fungi, genetics, molecular genetics, gene expression, genomes, genetic transcription, microbial metabolism, copper, decay fungi, wood decay, resistance to decay, transcriptome, genetic analysis, metal tolerance, Antrodia radiculosa
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Tang, Juliet; Jenkins, Katie; Parker, Leslie; Diehl, Susan V. 2010. Towards understanding the biology of wood decay. In: 41st annual meeting of the international research group on wood protection. 2010 Marcy 9-13. Biarritz, France. Stockholm, Sweden: IRG Secretariat, 2010: 5 p. IRG/WPIRG/WP 10-10739.
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