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Fungal microsclerotia development: essential prerequisites, influencing factors, and molecular mechanism.

A new interesting article has been published in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00253-018-9400-z. Review and titled:

Fungal microsclerotia development: essential prerequisites, influencing factors, and molecular mechanism.

Authors of this article are:
Song Z.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Microsclerotia (MS) consist of an outer layer of pigment parenchyma cells and an inner layer of colorless medulla cells. In nature, MS are formed as overwintering and spreading structures in phytopathogenic fungi. For biological applications, MS can be induced in artificial liquid medium. To understand the complicated structure of MS and molecular mechanism of MS development in entomopathogenic and phytopathogenic fungi, data from different studies can be integrated. In this review, the essential prerequisites, environmental cues, and internal stimulating factors for MS development are explored. Emerging knowledges about the association between transcriptional regulatory circuits and signaling pathways involved in MS development in entomopathogenic and phytopathogenic fungi is also highlighted.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Entomopathogenic fungi;Microsclerotia;Molecular mechanism;Phytopathogenic fungi.

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