Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

We review here recent advances in our understanding of the genetic, molecular and genomic basis of sex determination and sexual reproduction in the fungal kingdom as a window on the evolution of sex in eukaryotes more generally. In particular, we focus on the evolution of the mating-type locus and transitions in modes of sexual reproduction using examples from throughout the kingdom. These examples illustrate general principles of the origins of mating-type loci/sex chromosomes and the balance between inbreeding and outcrossing afforded by different modes of sexual reproduction involving tetrapolar, bipolar and unipolar sexual cycles.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heitman, J; Sun, S; James, TY

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 105 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 27

PubMed ID

  • 23099518

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-5514

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3852/12-253


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England