Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience

Matthew C. Fisher*, Neil A R Gow, Sarah J. Gurr

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Abstract

Emerging infections caused by fungi have become a widely recognized global phenomenon. Their notoriety stems from their causing plagues and famines, driving species extinctions, and the difficulty in treating human mycoses alongside the increase of their resistance to antifungal drugs. This special issue comprises a collection of articles resulting from a Royal Society discussion meeting examining why pathogenic fungi are causing more disease now than they did in the past, and how we can tackle this rapidly emerging threat to the health of plants and animals worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20160332
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume371
Issue number1709
Early online date24 Oct 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2016

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ecosystem resilience
health foods
Food Supply
Mycoses
Fungi
food security
animal health
Ecosystems
Ecosystem
Fungal Drug Resistance
Animals
Biological Extinction
Health
fungus
famine
fungi
plant health
antifungal agents
Plague
emerging diseases

Keywords

  • Emerging disease
  • Fungi
  • Mycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience. / Fisher, Matthew C.; Gow, Neil A R; Gurr, Sarah J.

In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 371, No. 1709, 20160332, 05.12.2016.

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