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Biodiesel production from biomass of an oleaginous fungus
Abstract The present paper introduces the filamentous fungus Mucor circinelloides as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production. These microbial lipids showed a high content (>85%) ofExpand
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Two classes of small antisense RNAs in fungal RNA silencing triggered by non‐integrative transgenes
Transformation of Mucor circinelloides with self‐replicative plasmids containing a wild‐type copy of the carotenogenic gene carB causes silencing of the carB function in 3% of transformants. GenomicExpand
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Antifungal drug resistance evokedvia RNAi-dependent epimutations
Microorganisms evolve via a range of mechanisms that may include or involve sexual/parasexual reproduction, mutators, aneuploidy, Hsp90 and even prions. Mechanisms that may seem detrimental can beExpand
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Sporangiospore Size Dimorphism Is Linked to Virulence of Mucor circinelloides
Mucor circinelloides is a zygomycete fungus and an emerging opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients, especially transplant recipients and in some cases otherwise healthy individuals. WeExpand
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Endogenous short RNAs generated by Dicer 2 and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase 1 regulate mRNAs in the basal fungus Mucor circinelloides
Endogenous short RNAs (esRNAs) play diverse roles in eukaryotes and usually are produced from double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) by Dicer. esRNAs are grouped into different classes based on biogenesis andExpand
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A negative regulator of light-inducible carotenogenesis in Mucor circinelloides
Abstract. Mucor circinelloides responds to blue light by activating carotene biosynthesis. Wild-type strains grown in darkness contain minimal amounts of β-carotene because of the low levels ofExpand
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Expansion of Signal Transduction Pathways in Fungi by Extensive Genome Duplication
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 environmentalExpand
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A cluster of structural and regulatory genes for light-induced carotenogenesis in Myxococcus xanthus.
In the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus, several genes for carotenoid synthesis lie together at the carA-carB chromosomal locus and are co-ordinately activated by blue light. A 12-kb DNA stretch fromExpand
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The RNAi machinery controls distinct responses to environmental signals in the basal fungus Mucor circinelloides
BackgroundRNA interference (RNAi) is a conserved mechanism of genome defence that can also have a role in the regulation of endogenous functions through endogenous small RNAs (esRNAs). In fungi,Expand
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Mutants defective in a Mucor circinelloides dicer-like gene are not compromised in siRNA silencing but display developmental defects.
Dicer proteins are ribonuclease III enzymes that process double stranded RNA precursors into small RNAs categorized as small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) or microRNAs (miRNAs), which suppress geneExpand
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