Author(s): Kahmann R, Basse C, Feldbrgge M
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Abstract The smut fungus Ustilago maydis needs the host plant maize for completion of its sexual life cycle. Recent experiments highlight the importance of cAMP and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase signalling for cell fusion as well as for subsequent stages of plant colonisation and induction of disease symptoms. During these distinct developmental stages the same signalling cascades must be differentially regulated and accommodate multiple inputs and outputs.
This article was published in Curr Opin Microbiol
and referenced in Fungal Genomics & Biology