ECFG15 – Fungal biology

Preprints presented at 15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics 17-20 February 2020 Rome

List by Hiral Shah


A hierarchical transcriptional network controls appressorium-mediated plant infection by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

Miriam Oses-Ruiz, Magdalena Martin-Urdiroz, Darren M Soanes, Michael J Kershaw, Neftaly Cruz-Mireles, Guadalupe Valdovinos-Ponce, Camilla Molinari, George R Littlejohn, Paul Derbyshire, Frank Menke, Barbara Valent, Nicholas J Talbot

MAP kinase Pmk1, and transcriptionn factors Hox7 and Mst12 establish a hierarchy of global regulators required for infection cell development in the rice blast fungus

More filtering on SNP calling does not remove evidence of inter-nucleus recombination in dikaryotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Eric C.H. Chen, Stephanie Mathieu, Anne Hoffrichter, Jeanne Ropars, Steven Dreissig, Jörg Fuchs, Andreas Brachmann, Nicolas Corradi

Signatures of recombination detected in mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus despite stringent re-analysis

Multiplex genetic engineering exploiting pyrimidine salvage pathway-based self-encoded selectable markers

Lukas Birštonas, Alex Dallemulle, Manuel S. López-Berges, Ilse D. Jacobsen, Martin Offterdinger, Beate Abt, Maria Straßburger, Ingo Bauer, Oliver Schmidt, Bettina Sarg, Herbert Lindner, Hubertus Haas, Fabio Gsaller

New self-encoded selectable markers for genome integration in Aspergillus with no effects on growth and virulence

Natural diversity in the predatory behavior facilitates the establishment of a new robust model strain for nematode-trapping fungi

Ching-Ting Yang, Guillermo Vidal-Diez de Ulzurrun, A. Pedro Gonçalves, Hung-Che Lin, Ching-Wen Chang, Tsung-Yu Huang, Sheng-An Chen, Cheng-Kuo Lai, Isheng J. Tsai, Frank C. Schroeder, Jason E. Stajich, Yen-Ping Hsueh

Wild isolates of carnivorous fungi of Arthrobotrys species vary in their ability to trap and kill worms.  G protein signalling is key to the response.

Human neutrophils produce antifungal extracellular vesicles against Aspergillus fumigatus

Iordana A. Shopova, Ivan Belyaev, Prasad Dasari, Susanne Jahreis, Maria C. Stroe, Zoltán Cseresnyés, Ann-Kathrin Zimmermann, Anna Medyukhina, Carl-Magnus Svensson, Thomas Krüger, Viktòria Szeifert, Sandor Nietzsche, Theresia Conrad, Matthew G. Blango, Olaf Kniemeyer, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Peter F. Zipfel, Erzsébet Ligeti, Marc Thilo Figge, Axel A. Brakhage

Neutrophils release extracellular vesicles loaded with antifungals in response to Aspergilus fumigatus attack. The vesicles enter the fungal hyphae and interfere with fungal cell wall integrity. A new mechanism of human immune response against fungi.

Septins coordinate cell wall integrity and lipid metabolism in a sphingolipid-dependent process

Alexander Mela, Michelle Momany

Sphingolipid metabolism regulates the assembly of cytoskeletal GTPases, septins,  at sites of  membrane and cell wall remodelling  in Aspergillus nidulans.

Chromatin features define adaptive genomic regions in a fungal plant pathogen

David E. Cook, Martin Kramer, Michael F. Seidl, Bart PHJ Thomma

Methylation marks the lineage specific regions to create a hybrid chromatin state in the vascular wilt fungus Verticillium dahliae

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