SUMMARY: Sexual development (crossing) in occurs when two haploid amoebae fuse to form a diploid plasmodium. The locus influences the maximum pH at which crossing can occur. A new allele of has been identified, bringing the total number of alleles to three. Contrary to earlier findings, it has been shown that all homoallelic combinations of alleles display a similar pH limit for crossing, which is lower than that for -heteroallelic combinations. It is concluded that is a mating compatibility locus; thus the mating-type system of comprises three multiallelic loci: and . It is proposed that be renamed .


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