Fungi are organisms that are grouped in a distinct kingdom within the eukaryotes. This kingdom includes diverse organisms ranging from microorganisms such as yeasts or moulds to large multicellular mushrooms.

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  • News and Views |

    Computational analysis of fungal genomes revealed that some early-branching fungi use selenocysteine, the selenium-containing amino acid, that was thought to be missing from proteins in this lineage.

    • Sergi Castellano
    Nature Microbiology 4, 726-727
  • News and Views |

    A secreted effector from the plant pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis has evolved to acquire a new function that contributes to the unique lifestyle of this species, highlighting the utility of using comparative genetic analyses to address current questions in plant–microorganism interactions.

    • Erin K. Zess
    • , Aleksandra Białas
    •  & Sophien Kamoun
    Nature Microbiology 4, 210-211
  • Research Highlights |

    This study reports the experimental evolution of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans into a non-pathogenic commensal that provides resistance against other pathogens.

    • Ashley York
  • Research Highlights |

    This study reports that extracellular vesicles produced by Candida albicans biofilm cells have a crucial role in the production of the extracellular matrix and biofilm drug resistance.

    • Andrea Du Toit