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Genome evolution in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus deuterogattii
One of the key challenges of the 21st century is the emergence and reemergence of pathogens. Fungal pathogens represent an important portion of this problem, as the cohort of immunocompromised patients susceptible to common ...
Unisexual Reproduction in Cryptococcus: Evolutionary Implications, Virulence and RNA Silencing
Sexual development enables microbial pathogens to purge deleterious mutations from the genome and drives genetic diversity in the population. <italic>Cryptococcus neoformans</italic> is a human fungal pathogen with a defined ...