Cover photograph: Rodlets on the surface of wild-type Neurospora crassa conidia. The hydrophobic rodlets promote aerial dissemination by keeping the conidia dry and powdery. Rodlets consist of a secreted hydrophobin, which is specified by the gene eas (easily wettable). Scanning EM photograph of freeze-etched material. Reprinted with permission from Nature [ref. (142 )]. Copyright 1978 Macmillan Magazines Ltd.

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