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BACKGROUND The positioning of chromosomal domains within interphase nuclei is thought to facilitate transcriptional repression in yeast. Although this is particularly well characterized for telomeres, the molecular basis of their specific subnuclear organization is poorly understood. The use of live fluorescence imaging overcomes limitations of in situ(More)
Recent findings suggest important roles for nuclear organization in gene expression. In contrast, little is known about how nuclear organization contributes to genome stability. Epistasis analysis (E-MAP) using DNA repair factors in yeast indicated a functional relationship between a nuclear pore subcomplex and Slx5/Slx8, a small ubiquitin-like modifier(More)
We present a new, robust, computational procedure for tracking fluorescent markers in time-lapse microscopy. The algorithm is optimized for finding the time-trajectory of single particles in very noisy dynamic (two- or three-dimensional) image sequences. It proceeds in three steps. First, the images are aligned to compensate for the movement of the(More)
The organization of the nucleus into subcompartments creates microenvironments that are thought to facilitate distinct nuclear functions. In budding yeast, regions of silent chromatin, such as those at telomeres and mating-type loci, cluster at the nuclear envelope creating zones that favour gene repression. Other reports indicate that gene transcription(More)
We present a new, robust algorithm for tracking fluorescent particles in dynamic image sequences obtained by brightfield or confocal microscopy. Specifically, we consider the problem of extracting the movement of chromosomal telomeres within the nucleus of a budding yeast cell. Our method has three components. The first is an alignment module that(More)
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