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The deadly fungus Cryptococcus deuterogattii harbors a genetic tweak that propels its mutation rate and allows it to rapidly develop antifungal resistance.

Sep 28, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Cryptococcus deuterogattii sporesEDMOND BYRNES III, JOSEPH HEITMAN, DUKE; VALERIE KNOWLTON, NC STATE See R.B. Billmyre et al., “Natural mismatch repair mutations mediate phenotypic diversity and drug resistance in Cryptococcus deuterogattii,” eLife, 6:e28802, 2017.