Asexual cephalosporin C producer Acremonium chrysogenum carries a functional mating type locus.

Abstract

Acremonium chrysogenum, the fungal producer of the pharmaceutically relevant beta-lactam antibiotic cephalosporin C, is classified as asexual because no direct observation of mating or meiosis has yet been reported. To assess the potential of A. chrysogenum for sexual reproduction, we screened an expressed sequence tag library from A. chrysogenum for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01188-08

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