mating type


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mating type

[′mad·iŋ ‚tīp]
(microbiology)
The genetically determined mating behavior characteristic of certain species of microorganisms; only different mating types can conjugate.
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The gull isolate AV7 was indistinguishable from human isolates CD71, SA115, and CM1 by MLST and has the same mating type (a/[alpha]).
Mating types and serotype were determined as described (10,13).
Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) and Cryptococcus gattii (Cg) strains used in this study for standardization of reagents * Strain identity Variety/species Mating type H99 (NYSD 1649) CnVG [alpha] KN99[alpha] CnVG [alpha] KN99a CnVG a IUM96-2828 CnVG a NIH12 (ATCC 28959) CnVN [alpha] JEC21 CnVN [alpha] JEC20 CnVN a NIH430 (ATCC 28958) CnVN a NIH433 (ATCC 34875) CnVN a NIH444 (ATCC 32609) Cg [alpha] NIH191 (ATCC 32608) Cg a NIH198 Cg a WM0135 Cg a WM-138 Cg a UM2 Hybrid (A/D) [alpha]/a UM8 Hybrid (A/D) [alpha]/a Strain identity Source H99 (NYSD 1649) New York State Herbarium, Albany, NY KN99[alpha] J.
The mating type was analyzed by using PCR amplification of MFa, MF[alpha] genes, and STE20a- and STE20[alpha]-specific genes for serotype A and serotype D.
When fungal threads of different mating types find one another in the soil, sexual reproduction occurs and small truffles develop, 10 to 30 centimeters deep.
melanosporum with opposite mating types combined through sexual reproduction.
They explain laboratory techniques for investigating such topics as genetic processes, mating types, microneuclei and macronuclei, cortical morphogenesis, and behavior.