Functional characterization of MAT1-1-specific mating-type genes in the homothallic ascomycete Sordaria macrospora provides new insights into essential and nonessential sexual regulators.

@article{Klix2010FunctionalCO,
  title={Functional characterization of MAT1-1-specific mating-type genes in the homothallic ascomycete Sordaria macrospora provides new insights into essential and nonessential sexual regulators.},
  author={Volker Klix and Minou Nowrousian and Carol S. Ringelberg and Jennifer J. Loros and Jay C. Dunlap and Stefanie P{\"o}ggeler},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={894-905}
}
Mating-type genes in fungi encode regulators of mating and sexual development. Heterothallic ascomycete species require different sets of mating-type genes to control nonself-recognition and mating of compatible partners of different mating types. Homothallic (self-fertile) species also carry mating-type genes in their genome that are essential for sexual development. To analyze the molecular basis of homothallism and the role of mating-type genes during fruiting-body development, we deleted… CONTINUE READING