Discovery of a sexual cycle in the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus

@article{OGorman2009DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a sexual cycle in the opportunistic fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus},
  author={C{\'e}line M O'Gorman and H. Fuller and P. Dyer},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={457},
  pages={471-474}
}
Aspergillus fumigatus is a saprotrophic fungus whose spores are ubiquitous in the atmosphere. It is also an opportunistic human pathogen in immunocompromised individuals, causing potentially lethal invasive infections, and is associated with severe asthma and sinusitis. The species is only known to reproduce by asexual means, but there has been accumulating evidence for recombination and gene flow from population genetic studies, genome analysis, the presence of mating-type genes and expression… Expand
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