Pheromones and pheromone receptors are required for proper sexual development in the homothallic ascomycete Sordaria macrospora.

@article{Mayrhofer2006PheromonesAP,
  title={Pheromones and pheromone receptors are required for proper sexual development in the homothallic ascomycete Sordaria macrospora.},
  author={Severine Mayrhofer and Jan Maple Grove Weber and Stefanie P{\"o}ggeler},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={172 3},
  pages={
          1521-33
        }
}
The homothallic, filamentous ascomycete Sordaria macrospora is self-fertile and produces sexual fruiting bodies (perithecia) without a mating partner. Even so, S. macrospora transcriptionally expresses two pheromone-precursor genes (ppg1 and ppg2) and two pheromone-receptor genes (pre1 and pre2). The proteins encoded by these genes are similar to alpha-factor-like and a-factor-like pheromones and to G-protein-coupled pheromone receptors of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It has been… CONTINUE READING

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