gene clusters

Christopher L. Schardl clscha00 at ukcc.uky.edu
Fri May 19 09:46:05 EST 1995

There certainly are many gene clusters in fungi, as well as "cluster 
genes," which encode multifunctional proteins. Multifunctional proteins 
are also characteristic of other organisms. Back to gene clusters, keep 
an eye out for the mycotoxin literature. There is accumulating evidence 
that many mycotoxins (toxic to humans or to plants, etc.) are 
synthesized by enzymes encoded by gene clusters.

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