An MSH4 homolog, stpp1, from Pleurotus pulmonarius is a "silver bullet" for resolving problems caused by spores in cultivated mushrooms.

@article{Okuda2013AnMH,
  title={An MSH4 homolog, stpp1, from Pleurotus pulmonarius is a "silver bullet" for resolving problems caused by spores in cultivated mushrooms.},
  author={Yasuhito Okuda and Shigeyuki Murakami and Yoichi Honda and Teruyuki Matsumoto},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 15},
  pages={4520-7}
}
The enormous number of spores produced by fruiting bodies during cultivation of mushrooms can lead to allergic reactions of workers, reduction of commercial value, spread of mushroom disease, pollution of facilities, and depletion of genetic diversity in natural populations. A cultivar harboring a sporulation-deficient (sporeless) mutation would be very… CONTINUE READING