Genetic analysis of mutants of Aspergillus nidulans blocked at an early stage of sporulation.

@article{Butnick1984GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic analysis of mutants of Aspergillus nidulans blocked at an early stage of sporulation.},
  author={N Z Butnick and Lawrence N. Yager and Myra B. Kurtz and S P Champe},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1984},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={541-5}
}
Three mutants of Aspergillus nidulans, selected to have a block at an early stage of conidiation (asexual sporulation), exhibit similar pleiotropic phenotypes. Each of these mutants, termed preinduction mutants, also are blocked in sexual sporulation and secrete a set of phenolic metabolites at level much higher than wild type or mutants blocked at later stages of conidiation. Backcrosses of these mutants to wild type showed that the three phenotypes always cosegregated. Diploids containing the… CONTINUE READING