May 2016 cover
The mold Aspergillus nidulans is a model fungus to study eukaryotic signal transduction, differentiation, cell biology or secondary metabolism. The picture shows a colony of a strain, which produces yellow spores. Image by Zhenzhong Yu and Reinhard Fischer (KIT, Karlsruhe), cover design by Karen Moore.
Here comes the sun.
Light sensing in Aspergillus nidulans is shown to depend on the SakA (HogA) pathway, known to be crucial for osmosensing and now revealed as a hub for environmental signal integration in fungi.
by Zhenzhong Yu, Olivier Armant & Reinhard Fischer
Nature Microbiology 1, 16019 (2016)