The histone chaperone ASF1 is essential for sexual development in the filamentous fungus Sordaria macrospora

@article{Gesing2012TheHC,
  title={The histone chaperone ASF1 is essential for sexual development in the filamentous fungus Sordaria macrospora},
  author={Stefan Gesing and Daniel Schindler and Benjamin Fr{\"a}nzel and Dirk Wolters and Minou Nowrousian},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={84}
}
Ascomycetes develop four major types of fruiting bodies that share a common ancestor, and a set of common core genes most likely controls this process. One way to identify such genes is to search for conserved expression patterns. We analysed microarray data of Fusarium graminearum and Sordaria macrospora, identifying 78 genes with similar expression patterns during fruiting body development. One of these genes was asf1 (anti‐silencing function 1), encoding a predicted histone chaperone. asf1… 
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