Sex in the Mucoralean fungi.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Sexual development is extant in virtually all eukaryotic species, including throughout the kingdom Fungi. Positioned within the opisthokonts along with metazoans, fungi serve as model systems to elucidate the genetics and impact of sexual development. Basal fungal lineages such as the Mucoralean fungi provide a unique basis to study sexual reproduction, in which common ancestral traits found in both animal and fungal lineages may be conserved. This review discusses the sexual development, sex loci, and evolution of the sex locus in the Mucoralean fungi, which sheds light on our understanding of the evolution and functions of sex.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, SC; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 Suppl 3 / 0 3

Start / End Page

  • 18 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 25175551

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4374171

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1439-0507

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/myc.12244


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany