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Fungal Evolution: Mucor and Phycomyces See Double.

  • Author(s): Stajich, Jason E
  • et al.

Newly available genome sequences of two Mucoralean fungi, Phycomyces blakesleeanus and Mucor circinelloides, provide evidence for an ancient whole-genome duplication that contributed to the generation of expanded gene families. These fungi have robust responses to light that can be correlated with the expansion of gene networks involved in light sensing and signaling.

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