Fungal strategies for dealing with environment- and agriculture-induced stresses

Drauzio E.N. Rangel, Roger D. Finlay, John E. Hallsworth, Ekaterina Dadachova (Lead / Corresponding author), Geoffrey Michael Gadd

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The Fungal Kingdom is responsible for many ecosystem services as well as many industrial and agricultural products. Nevertheless, how these fungal species function and carry out these services is dependent on their capacity to grow under different stress conditions caused by a variety of abiotic factors such as ionizing radiation, UV radiation, extremes of temperature, acidity and alkalinity, and environments of low nutritional status, low water activity, or polluted with, e.g. toxic metals or xenobiotics. This article reviews some natural or synthetic environments where fungi thrive under stress and have important impacts in agriculture and forestry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602-612
Number of pages11
JournalFungal Biology
Issue number6
Early online date16 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • Aeromicrobiology
  • Biotic stress
  • Growth promotion
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Mediation of plant stress
  • UV radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Infectious Diseases


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