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Nuclear behavior in fungal hyphae

Maheshwari, Ramesh (2005) Nuclear behavior in fungal hyphae. In: Fems Microbiology Letters, 249 (1). pp. 73-14.


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A characteristic feature of fungal hypha is the presence of large number of nuclei in a common cytoplasmic environment. Where it has been examined, the coenocytic mycelium is commonly heterokaryotic. The nuclei cooperate, compete or combat. It is proposed that in addition to their classical role in heredity, super numerary nuclei in filamentous fungi serve as store house for nitrogen and phosphorus in the form of DNA which is degraded by regulated autophagy. The breakdown products recycled, giving hyphal tips the capability of persistent extension and foraging in new areas.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Fems Microbiology Letters
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi;neurospora-crassa;cytoplasmic dynein;phanerochaete-chrysosporium;aspergillus-nidulans;lignin peroxidases;filamentous fungi;gene-expression;division cycle;dna synthesis
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3559

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