Functional mapping of the branched signal transduction pathway that controls sporulation in Physarum polycephalum

Photochem Photobiol. 1995 Nov;62(5):930-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.1995.tb09158.x.


Sporulation of starving plasmodia of Physarum polycephalum was found to be induced by far-red light, blue light or heat shock, each of which is perceived by a different input receptor system. The branched signal transduction pathway was mapped and the time-dependent formation of some of its components analyzed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hot Temperature
  • Light
  • Models, Biological
  • Physarum polycephalum / physiology*
  • Physarum polycephalum / radiation effects*
  • Signal Transduction / radiation effects*
  • Spores, Fungal / physiology
  • Spores, Fungal / radiation effects