The Proline Utilisation Gene Cluster of Aspergillus Nidulans

  • Victoria Gavrias
  • Beatriz Cubero
  • Béatrice Cazelle
  • Vicky Sophianopoulou
  • Claudio Scazzocchio
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 69)


The proline utilisation pathway is one of the most appropriate examples of control of gene expression in Aspergillus nidulans and indeed in the fungi in general. The study of this pathway permits one to investigate the mechanism of specific induction, the interaction of carbon catabolite and nitrogen metabolite repression and provides interesting hints as to the function of gene clustering in eukaryotic microorganisms.


Neurospora Crassa Aspergillus Nidulans Carbon Catabolite Repression creA Gene Nitrogen Catabolite Repression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victoria Gavrias
    • 1
  • Beatriz Cubero
    • 1
  • Béatrice Cazelle
    • 1
  • Vicky Sophianopoulou
    • 1
  • Claudio Scazzocchio
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Génétique et Microbiologie, Unité Associée au CNRS, Centre d’OrsayUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance

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