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Trends Cell Biol. 1998 Apr;8(4):163-7.

Discovering the poles in yeast.

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Cell Cycle Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK.

Abstract

How cells generate and orientate polarized growth is of fundamental importance to understanding cell morphogenesis. The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the distantly related fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe have both been used for genetic analysis of cell morphogenesis. Generation and maintenance of their cell shape require the formation of polarized growth sites and the correct localization of these growth sites on the cell surface with respect to other cellular structures. In this review, the authors discuss and compare the mechanisms used by the two yeasts to achieve polarized growth.

PMID:
9695831
DOI:
10.1016/s0962-8924(98)01224-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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