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Recent Advances in the Genetics of Filamentous Fungi

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Abstract

The rapid progress in molecular genetics has been extended to the analysis of the filamentous fungi (Bennett and Lasure, 1985). The reasons for this have been that they are technically easy to work with, have well-characterized genetic systems, can be characterized biochemically and a number of genera produce commercially important compounds such as antibiotics. Progress has been made in isolating temperature-sensitive mutants, in extending the parasexual cycle to industrial fungi, in detecting protoplast fusion and transformation, in analysis of regulation and in the cloning of fungal genes.

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Filamentous Fungus Aspergillus Nidulans Penicillium Chrysogenum Osmotic Stabilizer Phosphomannose Isomerase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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