Is sex necessary?

Journal Article (Editorial)

Fungal sexual reproductive modes have markedly high diversity and plasticity, and asexual species have been hypothesized to arise frequently from sexual fungal species. A recent study on the red yeasts provides further support for the notion that sexual ancestors may give rise to shorter-lived asexual species. However, presumed asexual species may also be cryptically sexual, as revealed by other recent studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, S; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • August 31, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 56 -

PubMed ID

  • 21880159

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3199587

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-7007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/1741-7007-9-56


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England