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Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction.

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Heitman, J; Sun, S; James, TY
Published in: Mycologia
2013

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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Mycologia

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0027-5514

Publication Date

2013

Volume

105

Issue

1

Start / End Page

1 / 27

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproduction
  • Phylogeny
  • Mycology & Parasitology
  • Genes, Mating Type, Fungal
  • Fungi
  • Biological Evolution
  • 3108 Plant biology
  • 3107 Microbiology
  • 3104 Evolutionary biology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
 

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Heitman, J., Sun, S., & James, T. Y. (2013). Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction. Mycologia, 105(1), 1–27. https://doi.org/10.3852/12-253
Heitman, Joseph, Sheng Sun, and Timothy Y. James. “Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction.Mycologia 105, no. 1 (2013): 1–27. https://doi.org/10.3852/12-253.
Heitman J, Sun S, James TY. Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction. Mycologia. 2013;105(1):1–27.
Heitman, Joseph, et al. “Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction.Mycologia, vol. 105, no. 1, 2013, pp. 1–27. Pubmed, doi:10.3852/12-253.
Heitman J, Sun S, James TY. Evolution of fungal sexual reproduction. Mycologia. 2013;105(1):1–27.

Published In

Mycologia

DOI

ISSN

0027-5514

Publication Date

2013

Volume

105

Issue

1

Start / End Page

1 / 27

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Reproduction
  • Phylogeny
  • Mycology & Parasitology
  • Genes, Mating Type, Fungal
  • Fungi
  • Biological Evolution
  • 3108 Plant biology
  • 3107 Microbiology
  • 3104 Evolutionary biology
  • 0607 Plant Biology