Influence of PhLP1, GNB1 and GNG1 on sexual development. Plates were inoculated with a mixture of equal amounts of spores from strain QF1 (MAT1-1), which serves as the sexually competent mating partner and the deletion strains Δphlp1, Δgnb1 and Δgng1 along with the parental strain QM9414 (WT) as control (all MAT1-2). QF1 regained the ability for sexual development by crossing with the sexually competent wild type strain CBS999.97 and several rounds of backcrossing to restore the genetic background of QM9414  Fruiting body formation is shown for 6 and 10 days after inoculation.
Tisch et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:613 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-613