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Curr Biol. 2012 Apr 10;22(7):R225-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.02.037.

Fungal morphogenesis: in hot pursuit.

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  • 1200B Mellon Institute, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.


Temperature affects diverse biological processes. In fungi such as the pathogen Candida albicans, temperature governs a morphogenetic switch between yeast and hyphal growth. A new report connects the thermosensor Hsp90 to a CDK-cyclin-transcription factor module that controls morphogenesis.

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