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Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2021

Fungal dormancy redefined

Shown is a cryo-electron microscopy image of chains of Aspergillus conidia (spores) attached to an intact conidiophore. Koon Ho Wong and colleagues use chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing and RNA-sequencing analyses to show that the transcriptional activity of fungal conidia before dormancy contributes to conidia maturation and impacts fitness, drug resistance and virulence following germination.

See Wang, F. et al.

Image: Jan Dijksterhuis, Westerdijk Fungal Diversity Institute. Cover Design: Valentina Monaco.

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