Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2007 Jun;18(3):350-61. Epub 2007 Feb 25.

Sex determination in Chlamydomonas.

Author information

1
Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, United States. ursula@biology.wustl.edu

Abstract

The sex-determination system of the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, is governed by genes in the mating-type (MT) locus and entails additional genes located in autosomes. Gene expression is initiated by nitrogen starvation, and cells differentiate into plus or minus gametes within 6h. Reviewed is our current understanding of gametic differentiation and fertilization, initiation of zygote development, and the uniparental inheritance of organelle genomes.

PMID:
17643326
DOI:
10.1016/j.semcdb.2007.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center