A key question that has remained unanswered is how pathogenic fungi switch from vegetative growth to infection-related morphogenesis during a disease cycle. Here, we identify a fungal oxylipin analogous to the phytohormone jasmonic acid (JA), as the principal regulator of such a developmental switch to isotropic growth and pathogenicity in the rice...
Smut fungi are a large group of mainly biotrophic plant pathogens, many of which cause disease on cereal crops [...]
I wish to thank all of the authors who contributed papers to this Special Issue on the Formation and Function of Ascospores [...]
Journal of Fungi
Journal of Fungi
The incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) has dramatically increased over the last few decades in parallel with the increased number of immunocompromised patients [...]
Fungal infections represent an increasing public health crisis [...]
Two colorimetric broth microdilution antifungal susceptibility tests were compared, Sensititre YeastOne and MICRONAUT-AM for nine antifungal agents. One hundred clinical Candida isolates were tested, representing a realistic population for susceptibility testing in daily practice. The reproducibility characteristics were comparable. Only for flucon...
I would like to thank all the authors contributing to this Special Issue [...]
Calcium controls important processes in fungal metabolism, such as hyphae growth, cell wall synthesis, and stress tolerance. Recently, it was reported that calcium affects polyphosphate and lipid accumulation in fungi. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of calcium on the accumulation of lipids and polyphosphate for six oleaginous Mu...