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 )].
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