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8 - Sexual reproduction: the basis of diversity and taxonomy

from Part III - Fungal genetics and diversity
References and further reading
Anderson, J. B. & Kohn, L. M. (1998). Genotyping, gene genealogies and genomics bring fungal population genetics above ground. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13: 444–449. DOI:
Bärlocher, F. (2007). Molecular approaches applied to aquatic hyphomycetes. Fungal Biology Reviews, 22: 19–24. DOI:
Brown, A. J. & Casselton, L. A. (2001). Mating in mushrooms: increasing the chances but prolonging the affair. Trends in Genetics, 17: 393–400. DOI:
Casselton, L. A. & Olesnicky, N. S. (1998). Molecular genetics of mating recognition in basidiomycete fungi. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 62: 55–70. URL:
Dalgaard, J. Z. & Klar, A.J.S. (2001). Does S. pombe exploit the intrinsic asymmetry of DNA synthesis to imprint daughter cells for mating-type switching?Trends in Genetics, 17: 153–157. DOI:
Debuchy, R. (1999). Internuclear recognition: a possible connection between euascomycetes and homobasidiomycetes. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 27: 218–223. DOI:
Kothe, E. (1999). Mating types and pheromone recognition in the Homobasidiomycete Schizophyllum commune. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 27: 146–152. DOI:
Kronstad, J. W. & Staben, C. (1997). Mating type in filamentous fungi. Annual Review of Genetics, 31: 245–276. DOI:
Land, K. M. (2001). Genome sequencing suggests sexual reproduction in Candida albicans. Trends in Microbiology, 9: 201. DOI:
Moore, D. (2001). Slayers, Saviors, Servants, and Sex: An Exposé of Kingdom Fungi. New York: Springer-Verlag. ISBN-10: 0387951016, ISBN-13: 9780387951010. See Chapter 9: Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. But why?
Moore, D. & Novak Frazer, L. (2002). Essential Fungal Genetics. New York: Springer-Verlag. ISBN-10: 0387953671, ISBN-13: 9780387953670. See Chapter 2: Genome interactions [especially sections 2.6 to 2.10], and Chapter 5: Recombination analysis. URL:
Pringle, A. & Taylor, J. W. (2002). The fitness of filamentous fungi. Trends in Microbiology, 10: 474–481. DOI:
Raju, N. B. (2008). Six decades of Neurospora ascus biology at Stanford. Fungal Biology Reviews, 22: 26–35. DOI:
Shiu, P.K.T. & Glass, N.L. (2000). Cell and nuclear recognition mechanisms mediated by mating type in filamentous ascomycetes. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 3: 183–188. DOI:
Taylor, J. W., Jacobson, D. J. & Fisher, M. C. (1999). The evolution of asexual fungi: reproduction, speciation and classification. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 37: 197–246. DOI: