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She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi.

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Metin, B; Heitman, J
Published in: Mycopathologia
February 2020

Dermatophytes are ascomycetous fungi whose sexuality is greatly influenced by their ecology. Sexual reproduction is ubiquitous among soil-related geophiles and some animal-associated zoophiles. In contrast, anthropophiles are generally present as a single mating type in the population and appear to reproduce asexually. In this article, the current knowledge on the sexuality of dermatophytes including reproduction modes, mating conditions, mating type distributions and the mating type (MAT) locus is presented in the context of revised taxonomy and discussed from an evolutionary perspective.

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Mycopathologia

DOI

EISSN

1573-0832

Publication Date

February 2020

Volume

185

Issue

1

Start / End Page

87 / 101

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Microbiology
  • Genes, Mating Type, Fungal
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Arthrodermataceae
  • 3107 Microbiology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
 

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Metin, B., & Heitman, J. (2020). She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi. Mycopathologia, 185(1), 87–101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-019-00390-3
Metin, Banu, and Joseph Heitman. “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi.Mycopathologia 185, no. 1 (February 2020): 87–101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-019-00390-3.
Metin B, Heitman J. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi. Mycopathologia. 2020 Feb;185(1):87–101.
Metin, Banu, and Joseph Heitman. “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi.Mycopathologia, vol. 185, no. 1, Feb. 2020, pp. 87–101. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s11046-019-00390-3.
Metin B, Heitman J. She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: On the Dualistic Asexual/Sexual Nature of Dermatophyte Fungi. Mycopathologia. 2020 Feb;185(1):87–101.
Journal cover image

Published In

Mycopathologia

DOI

EISSN

1573-0832

Publication Date

February 2020

Volume

185

Issue

1

Start / End Page

87 / 101

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Microbiology
  • Genes, Mating Type, Fungal
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Arthrodermataceae
  • 3107 Microbiology
  • 0607 Plant Biology