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Control of mating and development inUstilago maydis

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InUstilago maydis thea andb mating type loci control pathogenicity as well as sexual development. We review the function of these loci in controlling the cell fusion step, the switch from yeast-like to filamentous growth and subsequent pathogenic development. Our special emphasis will be the role of pheromones and pheromone signaling in these processes.

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Spellig, T., Regenfelder, E., Reichmann, M. et al. Control of mating and development inUstilago maydis . Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 65, 191–197 (1994).

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Key words

  • Filamentous growth
  • homeotic genes
  • mating-type
  • pheromones
  • receptors
  • signal transduction