Molecular genetics of mating recognition in basidiomycete fungi.

  title={Molecular genetics of mating recognition in basidiomycete fungi.},
  author={Lorna Ann Casselton and N. S. Olesnicky},
  journal={Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR},
  volume={62 1},
The recognition of compatible mating partners in the basidiomycete fungi requires the coordinated activities of two gene complexes defined as the mating-type genes. One complex encodes members of the homeobox family of transcription factors, which heterodimerize on mating to generate an active transcription regulator. The other complex encodes peptide pheromones and 7-transmembrane receptors that permit intercellular signalling. Remarkably, a single species may have many thousands of cross… CONTINUE READING
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