Advertisement

Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Control of mating and development inUstilago maydis

  • 81 Accesses

  • 7 Citations

Abstract

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.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Banuett F (1991) Identification of genes governing filamentous growth and tumor induction by the plant pathogenUstilago maydis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 88: 3922–3926

  2. Banuett F (1992)Ustilago maydis, the delightful blight. Trends Genet. 8: 174–180

  3. Banuett F & Herskowitz I (1989) Differenta alleles ofUstilago maydis are necessary for maintenance of filamentous growth but not for meiosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86: 5878–5882

  4. Bölker M, Urban M & Kahmann R (1992) Thea mating type locus ofU. maydis specifies cell signaling components. Cell 68: 441–450

  5. Clarke S (1992) Protein isoprenylation and methylation at carboxylterminal cysteine residues. Ann. Rev. Biochem. 61: 157–197

  6. Debuchy R & Coppin E (1992) The mating types ofPodospora anserina: Functional analysis and sequence of the fertilization domains. Mol. Gen. Genet. 233: 113–121

  7. Froeliger EH & Leong SA (1991) Thea mating-type alleles ofUstilago maydis are idiomorphs. Gene 100: 113–122

  8. Gillissen B, Bergemann J, Sandmann C, Schroeer B, Bölker M & Kahmann R (1992) A two-component regulatory system for self/non-self recognition inUstilago maydis. Cell 68: 647–657

  9. Glass NL, Grotelueschen J & Metzenberg RL (1990)Neurospora crassa A mating-type region. Proc. Natl. Sci. USA 87: 4912–4916

  10. Glomset JA, Gelb MH & Farnsworth CC (1990) Prenyl proteins in eukaryotic cells: A new type of membrane anchor. Trends Biochem. Sci. 15: 139–142

  11. Goutte C & Johnson AD (1988)al protein alters the DNA-binding specificity of α2 repressor. Cell 52: 875–882

  12. Hagen DC, McCaffrey G & Sprague GF (1986) Evidence that the yeastSTE3 gene encodes a receptor for the peptide pheromonea-factor: Gene sequence and implications for the structure of the presumed receptor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83: 1418–1422

  13. Kaziro Y, Itoh H, Kozasa T, Nakafuku M & Satoh T (1991) Structure and function of signal-transducing GTP-binding proteins. Ann. Rev. Biochem. 60: 349–400

  14. Nakayama N, Miyajima A & Arai K (1985) Nucleotide sequence ofSTE2 andSTE3, cell type-specific sterile genes fromSaccharomyces cerevisiae. EMBO J. 4: 2643–2648

  15. Schafer W & Rine JD (1992) Protein prenylation: Genes, enzymes, targets and functions. Ann. Rev. Genet. 30: 209–237

  16. Snetselaar K (1993) Microscopic interactions ofUstilago maydis mating interactions. Exp. Myc. 17: 345–355

  17. Spellig T, Bölker M, Lottspeich F, Frank RW & Kahmann R (1994) Pheromones trigger filamentous growth inUstilago maydis. EMBO J. 6: in press

  18. Staben C & Yanofsky C (1990)Neurospora crassa a mating-type region. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87: 4917–4921

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Regine Kahmann.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Spellig, T., Regenfelder, E., Reichmann, M. et al. Control of mating and development inUstilago maydis . Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 65, 191–197 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00871946

Download citation

Key words

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