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Curr Biol. 2005 Oct 25;15(20):R829-32.

Photosensing fungi: phytochrome in the spotlight.

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Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Abstract

Red light triggers asexual development and represses sexual development in the fungus Aspergillus nidulans. This response has been shown to require a phytochrome red/far-red light photoreceptor, FphA, which is cytoplasmic and binds a tetrapyrrole chromophore. FphA exhibits similarities to both plant and bacterial phytochromes.

PMID:
16243020
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2005.10.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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