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Sexual reproduction of human fungal pathogens (2014)
Journal Article
Heitman, J., Carter, D. A., Dyer, P. S., & Soll, D. R. (in press). Sexual reproduction of human fungal pathogens. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine, 4(8), doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a019281. ISSN 2157-1422

We review here recent advances in our understanding of sexual reproduction in fungal pathogens that commonly infect humans, including Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii, and Aspergillus fumigatus. Where appropriate or relevant, we intro... Read More

Differences in MAT gene distribution and expression between Rhynchosporium species on grasses (2014)
Journal Article
King, K., West, J., Fitt, B., & Dyer, P. S. (2015). Differences in MAT gene distribution and expression between Rhynchosporium species on grasses. Plant Pathology, 64(2), doi:10.1111/ppa.12265. ISSN 0032-0862

Leaf blotch is a globally important disease of barley crops and other grasses that is caused by at least five host-specialized species in the fungal genus Rhynchosporium. The pathogen R. commune (specialized to barley, brome-grass and Italian ryegras... Read More

Phenotypic heterogeneity is a selected trait in natural yeast populations subject to environmental stress (2013)
Journal Article
yeast populations subject to environmental stress. Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12243. ISSN 1462-2912

Populations of genetically uniform microorganisms exhibit phenotypic heterogeneity, where individual cells have varying phenotypes. Such phenotypes include fitness-determining traits. Phenotypic heterogeneity has been linked to increased populati... Read More