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Curr Biol. 2009 Apr 28;19(8):R333-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.03.027.

Fungal morphogenesis: some like it hot.

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  • 1The Aberdeen Fungal Group, School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.


The ability to reversibly convert between budding yeast-like and filamentous hyphal forms is important for the virulence of Candida albicans. A new study now provides insight into the relationship between environmental temperature and the signalling mechanisms that regulate morphogenesis in this fungal pathogen.

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