Meyer V, Andersen MR, Brakhage AA, Braus GH, Caddick MX, Cairns TC, de Vries RP, Haarmann T, Hansen K, Hertz-Fowler C, Krappmann S, Mortensen UH, Penalva MA, Ram AFJ, Head RM

An article with ideas, statements and summaries valuable for all scientists working with filamentous fungi. Especially attracting is the demand that what is necessary is the “understanding of basic principles underlying fungal growth, development and gene expression”. This is the indispensable fundament for all other research opportunities listed in this article such as mutant libraries, high throughput technologies, genome editing, omics databases, targets for antifungals, improved morphologies etc.

Wolfgang Burgstaller