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Curr Biol. 2008 Aug 26;18(16):R717-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.014.

Candida biofilms: is adhesion sexy?

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Department of Biology, The University of Iowa, BBE 302, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. david-soll@uiowa.edu

Abstract

The development of Candida albicans biofilms requires two types of adhesion molecule - the Als proteins and Hwp1. Mutational analyses have recently revealed that these molecules play complementary roles, and their characteristics suggest that they may have evolved from primitive mating agglutinins.

PMID:
18727911
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.014
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