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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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Distinct white collar‐1 genes control specific light responses in Mucor circinelloides
Light regulates many developmental and physiological processes in a large number of organisms. The best‐known light response in the fungus Mucor circinelloides is the biosynthesis of β‐carotene.Expand
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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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Direct Transformation of Fungal Biomass from Submerged Cultures into Biodiesel
Diminishing fossil fuel reserves and the increase in their consumption indicate that strategies need to be developed to produce biofuels from renewable resources. Biodiesel offers advantages overExpand
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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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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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Early diverging fungus Mucor circinelloides lacks centromeric histone CENP-A and displays a mosaic of point and regional centromeres
Centromeres are rapidly evolving across eukaryotes, despite performing a conserved function to ensure high fidelity chromosome segregation. CENP-A chromatin is a hallmark of a functional centromereExpand
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Role of the White Collar 1 Photoreceptor in Carotenogenesis, UV Resistance, Hydrophobicity, and Virulence of Fusarium oxysporum
ABSTRACT Knockout mutants of Fusarium oxysporum lacking the putative photoreceptor Wc1 were impaired in aerial hyphae, surface hydrophobicity, light-induced carotenogenesis, photoreactivation afterExpand
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Secretion of a Fungal Extracellular Catalase by Claviceps purpurea During Infection of Rye: Putative Role in Pathogenicity and Suppression of Host Defense.
ABSTRACT Hydrogen peroxide of the host origin accumulates in plant apoplasts in response to pathogen attack and probably functions directly in defense reactions or in signaling, according to aExpand
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A Non-canonical RNA Silencing Pathway Promotes mRNA Degradation in Basal Fungi
The increasing knowledge on the functional relevance of endogenous small RNAs (esRNAs) as riboregulators has stimulated the identification and characterization of these molecules in numerousExpand
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