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Taking mating cues from many sources, pathogen adapts to thrive and infect - Forum Staff - 01-30-2011 11:22 AM

( Brown University ) New research shows that a nasty yeast called Candida albicans, a source of infections in humans, can become inspired to mate and to form biofilms by the pheromones of many other species. It can even switch over to same-sex mating when an opposite-sex partner is unavailable.

Posted on Mon, 24 Jan 2011 1217 -0800 at http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-01/bu-tmc012111.php