College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Decay fungi are fundamental in ecosystem functioning, yet we have a limited understanding about the specific mechanisms of the different types of wood decay fungi. These researchers are interested in exploring the genomes of white, brown, and soft rot decay fungi to understand fundamental questions of mechanisms and ecology. In addition, the tropics hold abundant and undisovered fungal diversity. The researchers plan to use metagenomic approaches to understand these fungal assemblages.