Functional characterization of the Aspergillus fumigatusPHO80 homologue.

Phosphate is an ion that is essential for fungal growth. The systems for inorganic phosphate (P(i)) acquisition in eukaryotic cells (PHO) have been characterized as a low-affinity (that assures a supply of P(i) at normal or high external P(i) concentrations) and a high-affinity (activated in response to P(i) starvation). Here, as an initial step to… CONTINUE READING