Average radial growth, and sexual and asexual spore production of A. nidulans strains, WT, ΔlaeA , ΔrsrA , ΔrsrAΔlaeA , ΔveA , and ΔveAΔrsrA (RDIT9.32, RJW41A, RJW263.2 and RJW273.17, RJW112.2, and RJW113.4 respectively). Average radial growth on solid GMM under light (A) and dark (B) at 37°C for 5 days in triplicate, respectively. Asexual spore production of each strain grown at 37°C for 5 days in the light (C) and dark (D), respectively. Sexual spore production after 5 days in the dark (E). Error bars indicate standard deviations for triplicates of each strain calculated by analysis of variance (ANOVA). Different letters indicate statistically differences (P < 0.05) according to Tukey’s multiple comparison test.