The mating type-specific homeodomain genes SXI1α and SXI2a coordinately control uniparental mitochondrial inheritance in Cryptococcus neoformans

@article{Yan2006TheMT,
  title={The mating type-specific homeodomain genes SXI1α and SXI2a coordinately control uniparental mitochondrial inheritance in Cryptococcus neoformans},
  author={Zhun Yan and Christina M. Hull and Sheng Hao Sun and Joseph Heitman and Jianping Xu},
  journal={Current Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={51},
  pages={187-195}
}
In the great majority of sexual eukaryotes, mitochondrial genomes are inherited almost exclusively from a single parent. While many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this phenomenon, very little is known about the genetic elements controlling uniparental mitochondria inheritance. In the bipolar, isogamous basidiomycete yeast Cryptococcus neoformans, progeny from crosses between strains of mating type a (MATa) and mating type α (MATα) typically inherit mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the… CONTINUE READING

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