Photosensing fungi: phytochrome in the spotlight.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Red light triggers asexual development and represses sexual development in the fungus Aspergillus nidulans. This response has been shown to require a phytochrome red/far-red light photoreceptor, FphA, which is cytoplasmic and binds a tetrapyrrole chromophore. FphA exhibits similarities to both plant and bacterial phytochromes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Idnurm, A; Heitman, J

Published Date

  • October 25, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 20

Start / End Page

  • R829 - R832

PubMed ID

  • 16243020

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2005.10.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England