Int J Food Microbiol 2007 Oct 31;119(1-2):54-8. Epub 2007 Jul 31.
Szent István University, Mycology Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Páter K. U. 1., 2103 Gödöllo, Hungary.
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Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2007 May 24;91(4):373-91. Epub 2006 Nov 24.
Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Szent-Györgyi A. u. 4, H-2100, Gödöllo, Hungary.
Mating type in filamentous ascomycetes is controlled by idiomorphic alleles, named MAT1-1 and MAT1-2, which contain 1-3 genes. Of these genes MAT1-1-1 and MAT1-2-1 encode putative transcription factors and are thus considered to be the major regulators of sexual communication and mating. Fungi with no known sexual stage may also have fully functional mating type genes and therefore it was plausible to hypothesize that the MAT products may also regulate other types of genes not involved directly in the mating process. Read More
FEMS Microbiol Lett 2011 May 1;318(1):76-83. Epub 2011 Mar 1.
Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Mycology Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Protection, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary.
Filamentous ascomycetes, including mitotic holomorphs, have constitutively transcribed MAT (mating type) genes. These genes encode transcription factors considered to be the major regulators of sexual communication. The proven targets of the MAT transcription factors are pheromone precursor and pheromone receptor genes. Read More
Fungal Genet Biol 2000 Oct;31(1):7-20
Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, 334 Plant Science Building, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA.
Mating type (MAT) genes were cloned from three members of the Gibberella/Fusarium complex that differ in reproductive mode: heterothallic G. fujikuroi, homothallic G. zeae, and asexual F. Read More
Mol Microbiol 2003 Oct;50(1):145-52
School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Suwon 441-744, Korea.
Fungi capable of sexual reproduction use heterothallic (self-sterile) or homothallic (self-fertile) mating strategies. In most ascomycetes, a single mating type locus, MAT, with two alternative forms (MAT1-1 and MAT1-2) called idiomorphs, controls mating ability. In heterothallic ascomycetes, these alternative idiomorphs reside in different nuclei. Read More