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Molecular Genetics of Mating Recognition in Basidiomycete Fungi
SUMMARY The recognition of compatible mating partners in the basidiomycete fungi requires the coordinated activities of two gene complexes defined as the mating-type genes. One complex encodesExpand
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Insights into evolution of multicellular fungi from the assembled chromosomes of the mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea (Coprinus cinereus)
The mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea is a classic experimental model for multicellular development in fungi because it grows on defined media, completes its life cycle in 2 weeks, produces some 108Expand
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DNA‐mediated transformation of the basidiomycete Coprinus cinereus.
We have developed a simple and efficient transformation system for the agaric fungus, Coprinus cinereus. Protoplasts were prepared from asexual spores that harbor one or two mutations in theExpand
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Mating in mushrooms: increasing the chances but prolonging the affair.
Finding a compatible mating partner is an essential step in the life cycle of most sexually reproducing organisms. Fungi have two or more mating types, and only cells of different mating type combineExpand
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Mate recognition in fungi
The ascomycete and basidiomycete fungi have contributed much to our understanding of eukaryotic cell biology. The study of mate recognition, in particular, has provided detailed understanding of cellExpand
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The art and design of genetic screens: filamentous fungi
In the 1940s, screens for metabolic mutants of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa established the fundamental, one-to-one relationship between a gene and a specific protein, and alsoExpand
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A large pheromone and receptor gene complex determines multiple B mating type specificities in Coprinus cinereus.
Pheromone signaling plays an essential role in the mating and sexual development of mushroom fungi. Multiallelic genes encoding the peptide pheromones and their cognate 7-transmembrane helix (7-TM)Expand
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The combination of dissimilar alleles of the A alpha and A beta gene complexes, whose proteins contain homeo domain motifs, determines sexual development in the mushroom Coprinus cinereus.
The A mating-type factor is one of two gene complexes that allows mating cells of the mushroom Coprinus cinereus to recognize self from nonself and to regulate a pathway of sexual development thatExpand
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Heterodimerization between two classes of homeodomain proteins in the mushroom Coprinus cinereus brings together potential DNA-binding and activation domains.
The A mating type-genes of the mushroom, Coprinus cinereus, encode two classes of homeodomain-containing proteins distinguished as HD1 and HD2 on the basis of conserved, but distinctly differentExpand
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