María Isabel Álvarez

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Plants and fungi use light and other signals to regulate development, growth, and metabolism. The fruiting bodies of the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus are single cells that react to environmental cues, including light, but the mechanisms are largely unknown [1]. The related fungus Mucor circinelloides is an opportunistic human pathogen that changes its(More)
The progeny of crosses between wild-type strains of Phycomyces usually do not exhibit all of the expected genotypes from meiosis. By backcrossing, we have isolated a new (+) mating-type strain, A56, which is nearly isogenic with the (-) wild-type NRRL1555 commonly used in Phycomyces research. Tetrad analysis of the backcrosses shows that meiosis becomes(More)
Phycomyces carRA gene encodes a protein with two domains. Domain R is characterized by red carR mutants that accumulate lycopene. Domain A is characterized by white carA mutants that do not accumulate significant amounts of carotenoids. The carRA-encoded protein was identified as the lycopene cyclase and phytoene synthase enzyme by sequence homology with(More)
In idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) typical vascular lesions are present in the branches of the portal vein or in the perisinusoidal area of the liver. Similar histological alterations have been reported in the pulmonary vasculature of patients with idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (IPAH). As IPAH is associated with mutations of the bone(More)
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