mating type


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mating type

A term which, in lower organisms, is equivalent to sex (male, female). In many species of microorganisms, individuals can be divided into two types; mating can take place only between individuals of opposite mating types due to the interaction of cell surface components. Mating types differ physiologically, but not always physically.
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Yamaguchi et al., "Presence and functionality of mating type genes in the supposedly asexual filamentous fungus Aspergillus oryzae," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
All possible phosphorylation sites (Figures 3 and 4) for frequency clock and mating type a-1 protein are given in Tables 6 and 7, respectively.
Relationships between pathotypes and RAPDs, gpi-allozyme patterns, mating types, and resistance to metalaxyl of Phytophthora infestans in Canada in 1997.
Successful conjugation was observed in all of the mixes of opposite mating type and there was no obvious reduction in conjugation rate in crosses between U.
Cloning and characterization of the mating type (MAT) locus from Ascochyta rabiei (teleomorph: Didymella rabiei) and a MAT phylogeny of legume-associated Ascochyta spp.
There was a highly significant 3-way interaction effect (F = 5.933; df = 33,280; P = 0.001) among time of night, mating type and location on the number of matings between irradiated laboratory E.
maydis, sexual compatibility is controlled by mating type genes, which function to prevent self-fertilization and ensure the genetic diversity of the population (Wahl et al., 2010).
moniliforme), mating type A, is the main contaminant of maize, sorghum often gets infected by members of mating type F, which are not producers of fumonisins (12).
In Table 5 we give the number of each mating type when 50% of possible matings had occurred, and when a maximum period of 30 min was allowed to pass.
Mating pairs were captured in vented 40 mL plastic vials and mating type, time and place of capture were recorded.
2005).Since first report of the occurrence of A2 mating type in Switzerland in 1981 (Hohl and Iselin 1984) changes in population structure of P.