Prions have been described in mammals and fungi. The [Het-s] infectious genetic element of the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina is the prion form of the HET-s protein. This protein is involved in the control of a cell death reaction termed heterokaryon incompatibility. The infectious form of HET-s corresponds to a self-perpetuating amyloid. The purpose of the present paper is to describe the...
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