Idnurm A, Walton F, Floyd A, Reedy J, Heitman J. Identification of ENA1 as a virulence gene of the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans through signature-tagged insertional mutagenesis. Eukaryot Cell. 2009;8:315-26 pubmed publisher
..Signature-tagged mutagenesis is an effective strategy for the discovery of new virulence genes in fungal pathogens of animals. ..
Idnurm A. Sex determination in the first-described sexual fungus. Eukaryot Cell. 2011;10:1485-91 pubmed publisher
..Similar events have given rise to homothallic species from heterothallic species in ascomycete fungi, demonstrating that conserved forces shape the evolution of sex determination and speciation in highly diverged fungi. ..
Idnurm A. A tetrad analysis of the basidiomycete fungus Cryptococcus neoformans. Genetics. 2010;185:153-63 pubmed publisher
..This mechanism of sexual spore production would benefit the species with a high rate of dispersal and at the same time aid in simultaneous dissemination of both mating types to new locations in the environment. ..
Idnurm A, Verma S, Corrochano L. A glimpse into the basis of vision in the kingdom Mycota. Fungal Genet Biol. 2010;47:881-92 pubmed publisher
..Additional unknown photoreceptors await discovery. This review discusses the effects of light on fungi and the evolutionary processes that may have shaped the ability of species to sense and respond to this signal. ..
Idnurm A, Heitman J. Ferrochelatase is a conserved downstream target of the blue light-sensing White collar complex in fungi. Microbiology. 2010;156:2393-407 pubmed publisher
..crassa and the zygomycete Phycomyces blakesleeanus, indicating that ferrochelatase is an ancient target of photoregulation in the fungal kingdom...