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Development of primer sets designed for use with the PCR to amplify conserved genes from filamentous ascomycetes
Nine sets of oligonucleotide primers constructed on the basis of the results of DNA hybridization of cloned genes from Neurospora crassa and Aspergillus nidulans may provide useful tools for phylogenetic studies and genome analyses in filamentous ascomycetes and deuteromycete affiliations, as well as for the rapid differentiation of fungal species by PCR. Expand
Phylogenomic analysis of type I polyketide synthase genes in pathogenic and saprobic ascomycetes
A phylogenomic approach was used to investigate the origin and diversity of fungal genes encoding putative PKSs that are predicted to synthesize type I PKs and found that the discontinuous distributions of orthologous P KSs among fungal species can be explained by gene duplication, divergence, and gene loss. Expand
The genetics of hyphal fusion and vegetative incompatibility in filamentous ascomycete fungi.
This review covers microscopic and genetic analysis of hyphal fusion and the molecular and geneticAnalysis of the consequence ofhyphal fusion between individuals that differ in specificity at het loci in filamentous ascomycetes. Expand
Conserved and essential transcription factors for cellulase gene expression in ascomycete fungi
Phylogenetic analyses showed that CLR-1 and CLR-2 are conserved in the genomes of most filamentous ascomycete fungi capable of degrading cellulose and further manipulation of this control system in industrial production strains may significantly improve yields of cellulases for cellulosic biofuel production. Expand
Cellodextrin Transport in Yeast for Improved Biofuel Production
It is shown that the model cellulolytic fungus Neurospora crassa relies on a high-affinity cellodextrin transport system for rapid growth on cellulose, which could potentially improve the efficiency of cellulosic biofuel production. Expand
Plant cell wall deconstruction by ascomycete fungi.
This review covers plant biomass degradation, from sensing, to transmission and modulation of signals, to activation of transcription factors and gene induction, to enzyme complement and function. Expand
Neurospora crassa A mating-type region.
The mating-type locus of the haploid filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa is a regulatory region that controls entry into the sexual cycle and prevents formation of mixed mating-type heterokaryons inExpand
Plant cell wall-degrading enzymes and their secretion in plant-pathogenic fungi.
Differences between the CWDE arsenal of plant-pathogenic and non-plant- Pathogenic fungi are discussed, the importance of individual enzyme families for pathogenesis is highlighted, the secretory pathway that transports CWDEs out of the fungal cell is illustrated, and transcriptional regulation of expression of CWDE genes in both saprophytic and phytopathogenic fungi is reported. Expand
Fatal Attraction: Nonself Recognition and Heterokaryon Incompatibility in Filamentous Fungi
A subset of vegetative incompatibility reactions includes events that require hyphal fusion and heterokaryon formation, whereby genetically modified spores are formed. Expand