The White Collar protein WcoA of Fusarium fujikuroi is not essential for photocarotenogenesis, but is involved in the regulation of secondary metabolism and conidiation.

@article{Estrada2008TheWC,
  title={The White Collar protein WcoA of Fusarium fujikuroi is not essential for photocarotenogenesis, but is involved in the regulation of secondary metabolism and conidiation.},
  author={Alejandro F. Estrada and Javier {\'A}valos},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={705-18}
}
The fungal proteins of the White Collar photoreceptor family, represented by WC-1 from Neurospora crassa, mediate the control by light of different biochemical and developmental processes, such as carotenogenesis or sporulation. Carotenoid biosynthesis is induced by light in the gibberellin-producing fungus Fusarium fujikuroi. In an attempt to identify the photoreceptor for this response, we cloned the only WC-1-like gene present in the available Fusarium genomes, that we called wcoA. The… CONTINUE READING