Conference Sven SAUPE Sven and Mathieu PAOLETTI "Self and non-self in fungi"

The notion of self is a rich but ambiguous concept that is used in a wide array of academic disciplines including immunology, psychology and philosophy (in particular in different branches of phenomenology). This concept can be applied in the description of a cell-cell interaction phenomenon occurring in many if not all filamentous fungi and designated incompatibility. The term self non-self recognition is often used to classify this phenomenon thus stressing its likeness to other biological phenomena going under the same designation such as immune recognition or gamete recognition in plant allofertilization.

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