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Fungus produces a toxic surprise

A protein fragment released by filaments of the fungus Candida albicans destroys host cells. This is the first demonstration that human fungal pathogens other than moulds can release toxic peptides. See Article p.64

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Figure 1: A toxic relationship.

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Mitchell, A. Fungus produces a toxic surprise. Nature 532, 41–42 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17319

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