A nonself recognition gene complex in Neurospora crassa.

  title={A nonself recognition gene complex in Neurospora crassa.},
  author={Cristina O Micali and M. L. Smith},
  volume={173 4},
Nonself recognition is exemplified in the fungal kingdom by the regulation of cell fusion events between genetically different individuals (heterokaryosis). The het-6 locus is one of approximately 10 loci that control heterokaryon incompatibility during vegetative growth of N. crassa. Previously, it was found that het-6-associated incompatibility in Oak Ridge (OR) strains involves two contiguous genes, het-6 and un-24. The OR allele of either gene causes "strong" incompatibility (cell death… CONTINUE READING