Evolutionary biology: microsporidia sex--a missing link to fungi

Current Biology : CB
Paul S Dyer


The evolutionary origins of the microsporidia, a group of intracellular eukaryotic pathogens, have been unclear. Genome analysis of a sex locus and other gene clusters has now revealed conserved synteny with zygomycete fungi, indicating that microsporidia are true fungi descended from a zygomycete ancestor.


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