Fungal sex: The mucoromycota
SC Lee, A Idnurm
The Fungal Kingdom | Published : 2017
The Mucoromycota is a newly formalized phylum of fungi that are one of what are sometimes considered the basal lineages in the fungi (1). These species have undergone a different evolutionary trajectory than the Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. Generally, the species are difficult to develop into experimental models, but despite this our understanding of mating and sex in the fungi overall has been punctuated with major discoveries being made in this lineage.