Light Controls Growth and Development via a Conserved Pathway in the Fungal Kingdom

@article{Idnurm2005LightCG,
  title={Light Controls Growth and Development via a Conserved Pathway in the Fungal Kingdom},
  author={Alexander Idnurm and Joseph Heitman},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={316 - 353}
}
Light inhibits mating and haploid fruiting of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, but the mechanisms involved were unknown. Two genes controlling light responses were discovered through candidate gene and insertional mutagenesis approaches. Deletion of candidate genes encoding a predicted opsin or phytochrome had no effect on mating, while… CONTINUE READING
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