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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Aug;2(4):348-52.

Cell wall dynamics in yeast.

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BioCentrum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Developmental Biology of Fungi, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the first fungus for which the structure of the cell wall is known at the molecular level. It is a dynamic and highly regulated structure. This is vividly illustrated when the cell wall is damaged and a salvage pathway becomes active, resulting in compensatory changes in the wall.

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