Two allelic genes responsible for vegetative incompatibility in the fungus Podospora anserina are not essential for cell viability

@article{Turcq1991TwoAG,
  title={Two allelic genes responsible for vegetative incompatibility in the fungus Podospora anserina are not essential for cell viability},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Turcq and Carole Deleu and Muriel Denayrolles and Jo{\"e}l B{\'e}gueret},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={1991},
  volume={228},
  pages={265-269}
}
Vegetative incompatibility is a lethal reaction that destroys the heterokaryotic cells formed by the fusion of hyphae of non-isogenic strains in many fungi. That incompatibility is genetically determined is well known but the function of the genes triggering this rapid cell death is not. The two allelic incompatibility genes, s and S, of the fungus Podospora anserina were characterized. Both encode 30 kDa polypeptides, which differ by 14 amino acids between the two genes. These two proteins are… CONTINUE READING