Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2003
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
Citation: DESJARDINS, A.E., BHATNAGAR, D. FUNGAL GENOMICS: AN OVERVIEW. ARORA, D.K., KHACHATOURIANS, G.G., EDITORS. ELSEVIER, AMSTERDAM. APPLIED MYCOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY: AN INTERNATIONAL SERIES. VOLUME 3. FUNGAL GENOMICS. CHAPTER 1. 2003. P. 1-13. Technical Abstract: Fungi dominate our world as plant and animal pathogens, as sources of food and other useful products, and as critical components of natural and agricultural ecosystems. Genomics technologies such as high-throughput DNA sequencing, expressed sequence tags and microarrays provide powerful tools to elucidate the structures and functions of fungal genomes. As representative but relatively simple eukaryotes, fungi will continue to play an essential role in the application of genomics to understanding the fundamental processes of biology, and to the development of novel technologies and products for industry, agriculture, and human health.