Coccidioides posadasii contains single chitin synthase genes corresponding to classes I to VII.

  title={Coccidioides posadasii contains single chitin synthase genes corresponding to classes I to VII.},
  author={M. Alejandra Mandel and John N. Galgiani and Scott Kroken and Marc J. Orbach},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
  volume={43 11},
Coccidioides posadasii is a dimorphic fungal pathogen of humans and other mammals. The switch between saprobic and parasitic growth involves synthesis of new cell walls of which chitin is a significant component. To determine whether particular subsets of chitin synthases (CHSes) are responsible for production of chitin at different stages of differentiation, we have isolated six CHS genes from this fungus. They correspond, together with another reported CHS gene, to single members of the seven… CONTINUE READING

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