Carbon source dependence and photostimulation of conidiation in Hypocrea atroviridis.

@article{Friedl2008CarbonSD,
  title={Carbon source dependence and photostimulation of conidiation in Hypocrea atroviridis.},
  author={Martina A. Friedl and Christian Peter Kubicek and Irina S Druzhinina},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={245-50}
}
Hypocrea atroviridis is frequently used as a photomorphogenetic model due to its ability to conidiate upon exposure to light. Light is thereby believed to be the primary trigger for spore formation. In contrast, we show here that conidiation is primarily carbon source dependent and that illumination plays a catalytic role; of a total of 95 tested carbon sources, only a small set of carbohydrates, polyols, and sugar acids allowed conidiation in darkness, and on most of them, conidiation was… CONTINUE READING

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