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Fungus “same sex” Mating Game August 16, 2009

Posted by Geekgirl in genetics, Other species.
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Fungus Found In Humans Shown To Be Nimble In Mating Game

While fungi do not have different genders or anatomy, they do have mating types. It was always thought that both mating types were needed to create more fungi. In this particular study, the common yeast Candida albicans (yeast are single celled fungi), the researchers discovered that two yeast cells of the same mating type can reproduce.

No, fungi are not human. But they are living organisms. I wonder what genetic clues we will find as we learn more about these simple organisms.

You can find the entire story on Science Daily.


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