Joined: May 2006
the quick search suggests to me that research regarding the genetics of fungi is apparently a pretty wide open field.
considering the implications of fungal chemistry discussed in many biochemistry oriented articles, sounds like a great avenue to take for a student interested in genetics (meaning there is likely some funding available, the subject material is typically easily studied in the lab and in the field, and there is likely budding interest within the larger scientific community).
just a quick tangent.
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