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The mold Aspergillus nidulans is a model fungus to study eukaryotic signal transduction, differentiation, cell biology or secondary metabolism. The picture shows a colony of a strain, which produces yellow spores. Image by Zhenzhong Yu and Reinhard Fischer (KIT, Karlsruhe), cover by Karen Moore.
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Light sensing in Aspergillus nidulans is shown to depend on the SakA (HogA) pathway, known to be crucial for osmosensing and now revealed as a hub for environmental signal integration in fungi.

Refers to Fungi use the SakA (HogA) pathway for phytochrome-dependent light signalling

by Zhenzhong Yu, Olivier Armant & Reinhard Fischer

Nature Microbiology 1, 16019 (2016)

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