Send to

Choose Destination
Yeast. 1989 Nov-Dec;5(6):509-24.

Isolation, DNA sequence and regulation of a new cell division cycle gene from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Author information

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709.


A new complementation group of temperature-sensitive mutants of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ts26-1 and ts26-2) has been isolated and characterized. This mutation maps at 40.7 cM from arg8 and 48.9 cM from arg1 on the left arm of chromosome XV of yeast, providing that it is a newly identified gene. The dumbbell-shape terminal morphology of the mutant cells at the restrictive temperatures is a characteristic of mutants defective in DNA replication. To study the defect of macromolecule synthesis in the mutant cells, DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis were measured at both permissive and restrictive temperatures. The data suggest that the primary defect of this mutation is at the initiation step of DNA synthesis. The gene has been cloned from an S. cerevisiae genomic library by rescue of the conditional lethality of the mutants. It is present as a single copy in the haploid genome. DNA-RNA hybridization of the gene has identified 1 kb RNA, which is under cell-division-cycle control. DNA sequence analysis of the gene has identified an open reading frame capable of encoding a protein of molecular weight 25,055 (214 amino acids).

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center