Mating-System Evolution: All Roads Lead to Selfing.


Journal Article

Fungi reproduce via both heterothallic outcrossing and homothallic selfing modes, and transitions between the two are common throughout the tree of life. A new study reports that the transition from heterothallism to homothallism is common and has repeatedly punctuated the evolutionary trajectory across a major lineage of the fungal kingdom.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, S; Lin, X; Coelho, MA; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • August 5, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 15

Start / End Page

  • R743 - R746

PubMed ID

  • 31386850

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31386850

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2019.06.073


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England