Fungal Biol 2021 Oct 6;125(10):749-763. Epub 2021 May 6.
Guizhou Key Laboratory of Agricultural Biotechnology, Guiyang, Guizhou, 550006, China; Institute of Biotechnology, Guizhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guiyang, Guizhou, 550006, China; Innovative Institute for Plant Health, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510225, China. Electronic address:
As the dominant fungus during the fermentation of Fuzhuan brick tea, Aspergillus cristatus is easily induced to undergo a sexual cycle under low-salt stress. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism of sexual reproduction is unclear. Here, we report a P53-like transcription factor AcndtA, which encodes an NDT80 DNA binding protein and regulates fungal reproduction, pigmentation and the stress response. Read More