Fungi that inhabit polar-region can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures play important roles in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. Thus, changes in the mycoflora affect the ecological recycling in these regions, and understanding the cold-adaptation strategies of fungi under extreme environments is critical for a better understanding of polar-region ecosystems. Due to their ability to survive under extreme environments, fungi in polar-region are seen to show potential for utilization in biotechnologies. This book presents our current understanding of the mycoflora in polar-region and their cold adaptation strategies, and applied studies using their abilities.

chapter 2|13 pages

Diversity and Ecology of Fungi in Polar Region

Comparisons Between Arctic and Antarctic Plant Remains

chapter 4|23 pages

Pathogenic Fungi on Vascular Plants in the Arctic

Diversity, Adaptation, Effect on Host and Ecosystem, and Response to Climate Change

chapter 6|9 pages

Oomycetes in Polar Regions