Photo: Nikki Heherson A Dagamac
special issue myxomycetes
in world’s unexplored habitats
Myxomycetes are a fascinating group of fungus-like protists that perplexed many mycologists over the last centuries. This can be attributed to the complexities of its life cycle that is composed of two cryptic trophic stages (amoeboflagellates and plasmodia) and fruiting bodies of varied colorful forms and unique shapes that are found on decaying organic substrates. Moreover, they are thought to be good models for further understanding the intricate mechanisms of evolution. Over the last decades, a surmountable amount of studies have reported revisions on the taxonomic classification of many myxomycete species, calculations of diversity of myxomycete communities in different habitats of the world, and comprehensive biogeographic distributions of some rare myxomycetes. This in one point became a step forward towards filling in the missing gaps in the knowledge on this group of organisms.
Karstenia has been a journal of choice to publish many early myxomycete studies done in the boreal and alpine regions of the world. To celebrate the journal’s 70th anniversary, a special issue about myxomycetes that focuses on systematics, ecology, and biogeography in other parts of the globe is now conceived. This special issue is open to all contributors who have conducted high quality researches that have employed classical morphological and/or modern molecular approaches. It is the journal’s goal to communicate myxomycetes studies to scientific platforms that would promote scientific literacy for this group of organisms in the digital age. Hence, original papers and comprehensive taxonomic reviews are welcomed for peer review.
For the submission of papers, it is advised that corresponding authors would have checked the guidelines for Karstenia. To have a paper considered for publication in this special issue, please submit an abstract (maximum length of 400 words) no later than May 31, 2020.
Manuscript submission deadline: July 31, 2020
Manuscript acceptance notification to authors:
October 15, 2020
All submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Issue Editor: Dr. Nikki Heherson A. Dagamac, University of Greifswald, Germany
Assistant Special Issue Editor: Oleg Shchepin, Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences