Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 54–60

Mating type loci inFusarium: structure and function

Authors

    • Biointeractions and Plant HealthPlant Research International
  • A. Keszthelyi
    • Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Mycology Group of HASSzent István University
  • T. van der Lee
    • Biointeractions and Plant HealthPlant Research International
  • A. Jeney
    • Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Mycology Group of HASSzent István University
  • I. de Vries
    • Biointeractions and Plant HealthPlant Research International
  • Z. Kerenyi
    • Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Mycology Group of HASSzent István University
  • O. Mendes
    • Biointeractions and Plant HealthPlant Research International
  • L. Hornok
    • Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Mycology Group of HASSzent István University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02954558

Cite this article as:
Waalwijk, C., Keszthelyi, A., van der Lee, T. et al. Mycotox Res (2006) 22: 54. doi:10.1007/BF02954558

Abstract

Sex in fungi is regulated by highly dissimilar mating type loci named idiomorphs. The genus Fusarium harbours both sexual as well as esexual species and each appears to contain one or the other idiomorph. The structure of these loci is highly conserved, suggesting a cryptic sexual cycle in these socalled asexual species. Alternatively, idiomorphs could regulate additional hitherto unrecognized biological processes. Such processes could be elucidated by expression profiling using mutants disrupted in their mating type loci.

Keywords

Fusariummating type genesidiomorphsyntenygene expression
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