Fungal mating: Candida albicans flips a switch to get in the mood

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Abstract

The fungal pathogen Candida albicans can mate under highly controlled conditions. It can also undergo phenotypic switching. A recent discovery joins these disparate processes to reveal that 'opaque' switch variants mate 106 times better than 'white' variants.

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Hull, C. M., & Heitman, J. (2002, November 19). Fungal mating: Candida albicans flips a switch to get in the mood. Current Biology. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0960-9822(02)01293-9

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