Towards Understanding the Biology of Wood Decay

IRG/WP 10-10739

J Tang, K Jenkins, L Parker, S V Diehl

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: microbial community analysis, genomic sequencing, gene expression

Conference: 10-05-09/13 Biarritz, France

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