Vacuoles and fungal biology

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Abstract

Fungal vacuoles have long been recognised as versatile organelles, involved in many aspects of protein turnover, cellular homeostasis, membrane trafficking, signalling and nutrition. Recent research has also revealed an expanding repertoire of physiological functions for fungal vacuoles that are vital for fungal growth, differentiation, symbiosis and pathogenesis. Vacuole-mediated long-distance nutrient transporting systems have been shown to facilitate mycelial foraging and long-distance communication in saprophytes and mycorrhizal fungi. Some hyphae of plant and human fungal pathogens can grow under severely nutrient-limited conditions by expanding the vacuolar space rather than synthesising new cytoplasm and organelles. Autophagy has been recognised as a crucial process in plant pathogens for the initiation of appressorium formation. These studies demonstrate the importance of fungal vacuoles as organelles that are essential for many of the attributes that define the activities and roles of fungi in their natural environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-510
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Volume11
Issue number6
Early online date3 Nov 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Vacuoles
Organelles
Fungi
Food
Symbiosis
Hyphae
Autophagy
Cytoplasm
Homeostasis
Communication
Membranes
Growth
Research
Proteins

Keywords

  • Autophagy
  • Endocytosis
  • Fungi
  • Protein Transport
  • Vacuoles

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Vacuoles and fungal biology. / Veses Jimenez, Veronica; Richards, Andrea; Gow, Neil Andrew Robert.

In: Current Opinion in Microbiology, Vol. 11, No. 6, 12.2008, p. 503-510.

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