The Rise of Fungi: A Report on the CIFAR Program Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities Inaugural Meeting

G3 (Bethesda). 2020 Jun 1;10(6):1837-1842. doi: 10.1534/g3.120.401271.


The first meeting of the CIFAR Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities research program saw the congregation of experts on fungal biology to address the most pressing threats fungi pose to global health, agriculture, and biodiversity. This report covers the research discussed during the meeting and the advancements made toward mitigating the devastating impact of fungi on plants, animals, and humans.

Keywords: antifungal resistance; fungal pathogens; medical mycology; plant-pathogenic fungi; wildlife pathogens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Biodiversity
  • Fungi
  • Humans
  • Mycoses*
  • Plants