Journal article

Sensing the environment: lessons from fungi

Yong-Sun Bahn, Chaoyang Xue, Alexander Idnurm, Julian C Rutherford, Joseph Heitman, Maria E Cardenas

NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

All living organisms use numerous signal-transduction systems to sense and respond to their environments and thereby survive and proliferate in a range of biological niches. Molecular dissection of these signalling networks has increased our understanding of these communication processes and provides a platform for therapeutic intervention when these pathways malfunction in disease states, including infection. Owing to the expanding availability of sequenced genomes, a wealth of genetic and molecular tools and the conservation of signalling networks, members of the fungal kingdom serve as excellent model systems for more complex, multicellular organisms. Here, we review recent progress in ou..

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