Thesis / Dissertation

Molecular Tool Development For Gene Characterisation and Phylogenetic Inference in Fungi

Andrew Stewart Urquhart, Alexander Idnurm (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Fungal species impact humans in many areas, some positively and others negatively. Some fungi are agents of disease in plants or animals, yet others find diverse beneficial uses in industry and food production. A greater understanding of fungal biology is a pressing requirement because it will allow us to ameliorate the negative effects of certain species and enhance currently beneficial interactions, as well as to identify new uses for fungi. With this in mind, this thesis has focused on the development of new molecular tools and approaches that will improve capabilities for gene characterisation and phylogenetic inference in fungi. This work has extended across several species including th..

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