Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi

Steven D Harris

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Abstract

In fungi, cellular morphogenesis is driven by localized membrane expansion and cell wall deposition. Variation in the geometry of fungal cells likely arises through the precise temporal and spatial regulation of these processes. Nevertheless, these modes of regulation are not well understood in filamentous fungi. This review focuses on three key aspects of fungal cellular morphogenesis: symmetry breaking, polarity maintenance, and septum formation. The mechanisms underlying cellular morphogenesis are summarized, with an emphasis on comparison to the model yeasts. In addition, mechanisms that coordinate morphogenesis with the yeast cell division cycle are briefly outlined. It is proposed that to some extent, analogous mechanisms function during fungal development to alter cell shape and size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMorphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi
EditorsJose Perez-Martin, Antonio Di Pietro
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2012

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Genetics
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1610-2096
ISSN (Electronic)1610-6970

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Morphogenesis
Fungi
Yeasts
Cell Shape
Cell Size
Cell Wall
Cell Cycle
Maintenance
Membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology

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Harris, S. D. (2012). Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi. In J. Perez-Martin, & A. Di Pietro (Eds.), Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi (pp. 1-20). (Topics in Current Genetics; Vol. 22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22916-9_1

Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi. / Harris, Steven D.

Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi. ed. / Jose Perez-Martin; Antonio Di Pietro. 2012. p. 1-20 (Topics in Current Genetics; Vol. 22).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harris, SD 2012, Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi. in J Perez-Martin & A Di Pietro (eds), Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi. Topics in Current Genetics, vol. 22, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22916-9_1
Harris SD. Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi. In Perez-Martin J, Di Pietro A, editors, Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi. 2012. p. 1-20. (Topics in Current Genetics). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22916-9_1
Harris, Steven D. / Molecular basis of morphogenesis in fungi. Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi. editor / Jose Perez-Martin ; Antonio Di Pietro. 2012. pp. 1-20 (Topics in Current Genetics).
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