FUM cluster divergence in fumonisins-producing Fusarium species.

  title={FUM cluster divergence in fumonisins-producing Fusarium species.},
  author={Lukasz T. Stepien and Grzegorz Koczyk and Agnieszka Waśkiewicz},
  journal={Fungal biology},
  volume={115 2},
Fumonisins are polyketide-derived mycotoxins, produced by several Fusarium species, and its biosynthetic pathway is controlled by the FUM cluster--a group of genes exhibiting a common expression pattern during fumonisin biosynthesis. The most common are the B analogues with fumonisin B(1) (FB(1)) being the most prevalent. At least a part of the inter- and intraspecific variation in FBs synthesis level can be explained by the sequence differences inside FUM cluster. The aim of our study was to… CONTINUE READING