Stajich Laboratory for Fungal Evolutionary Genomics

Mucoromycotina cell wall paper published

Congrats to Divya and Jason as our paper with collaborators Hugo Melida and Vincent Bulone

Deciphering the uniqueness of Mucoromycotina cell walls by combining biochemical and phylogenomic approaches  is now available at Environmental Microbiology. We discovered in this work that two Mucoromycotina species have novel fucose sugar composition in their cell walls which is not found in other Fungi. We also identify expansions and unique subfamilies of Chitin synthase genes.

Figure 1 of paper showing Fungal Cell wall compositions
Figure 1 of paper showing Fungal Cell wall compositions