Model of carbon metabolism. Selected pathways of carbon metabolism, with an emphasis on the wider aspects of gluconeogenesis, reconstructed from RNA-seq detected changes during the first hour of germination of A. niger conidia. Glycolysis is not included but all relevant transcript levels decreased in the transition from T0 (zero hours) to T1 (1 h germination) (Table 1). The green colour represents relatively higher transcript levels in comparison to red colour. The upper color in each rectangle represents dormant conidia (T0), and the bottom colour represents conidia germinated for 1 hour (T1).