Mechanistic Plasticity of Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis in the Candida Pathogenic Species Complex

@article{Reedy2009MechanisticPO,
  title={Mechanistic Plasticity of Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis in the Candida Pathogenic Species Complex},
  author={Jennifer L. Reedy and Anna Floyd and Joseph Heitman},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={891-899}
}
BACKGROUND Candida species are microbial pathogens originally thought to be asexual, but several are now recognized as sexual or parasexual. Candida albicans, the most common fungus infecting humans, is an obligate diploid with a parasexual cycle involving mating, recombination, and genome reduction but no recognized meiosis. Others (C. lusitaniae, C. guilliermondii) are haploid, and their mating produces spores, suggestive of complete meiotic sexual cycles. However, comparative genomic… CONTINUE READING
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