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Research Article

Recombination Hotspots Flank the Cryptococcus Mating-Type Locus: Implications for the Evolution of a Fungal Sex Chromosome

  • Yen-Ping Hsueh,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Alexander Idnurm,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Joseph Heitman mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: heitm001@duke.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: November 03, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0020184

About the Authors

Yen-Ping Hsueh, Alexander Idnurm, Joseph Heitman
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: heitm001@duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

YPH, AI, and JH conceived and designed the experiments. YPH and AI performed the experiments. YPH, AI, and JH analyzed the data. YPH and JH wrote the paper.