New Insights of Ustilago maydis as Yeast Model for Genetic and Biotechnological Research: A Review

@article{OlicnHernndez2019NewIO,
  title={New Insights of Ustilago maydis as Yeast Model for Genetic and Biotechnological Research: A Review},
  author={D. R. Olic{\'o}n-Hern{\'a}ndez and M. Araiza-Villanueva and J. P. Pardo and E. Aranda and Guadalupe Guerra-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-10}
}
The basidiomycete Ustilago maydis is a biotrophic organism responsible for corn smut disease. In recent years, it has become one of the most promising models for biochemical and biotechnological research due to advantages, such as rapid growth, and easy genetic manipulation. In some aspects, this yeast is more similar to complex eukaryotes, such as humans, compared to standard laboratory yeast models. U. maydis can be employed as a tool to explore physiological processes with more versatility… Expand
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