Fungal genomics: Forensic evidence of sexual activity

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Abstract

The genome sequence of the 'asexual' human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus suggests it has the capability to undergo mating and meiosis. That this organism engages in clandestine sexual activity is also suggested by observations of two equally distributed complementary mating types in nature, the expression of mating type genes and evidence of recent genome recombination events.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • CANDIDA-ALBICANS
  • MATING-TYPE
  • LOCUS

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