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Like many asymmetrically dividing cells, budding yeast segregates mitotic spindle poles nonrandomly between mother and daughter cells. During metaphase, the spindle positioning protein Kar9 accumulates asymmetrically, localizing specifically to astral microtubules emanating from the old spindle pole body (SPB) and driving its segregation to the bud. Here,(More)
We have investigated the secondary structure of peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) in solution, and we present here the first description of the structure of a branched viroid in solution. Different PLMVd transcripts of plus polarity were produced by using the circularly permuted RNA method and the exploitation of RNA internal secondary structure to(More)
We sequenced 34 new peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) variants isolated from nine different peach cultivars. This study provides the widest view of PLMVd diversity reported to date and includes the original characterization of North American variants, which cannot be differentiated from European sequences. PLMVd appears as a species in which each isolate(More)
Studies on cell division traditionally focus on the mechanisms of chromosome segregation and cytokinesis, yet we know comparatively little about how organelles segregate. Analysis of organelle partitioning in asymmetrically dividing cells has provided insights into the mechanisms through which cells control organelle distribution. Interestingly, these(More)
The Notch signalling pathway is conserved among higher metazoans and is used repeatedly throughout development to specify distinct cell fates among populations of equipotent cells. Mounting evidence suggests that Notch signalling may also be crucial in neuronal function in postmitotic, differentiated neurons. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for the(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae Slx5/8 complex is the founding member of a recently defined class of SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligases (STUbLs). Slx5/8 has been implicated in genome stability and transcription, but the precise contribution is unclear. To characterise Slx5/8 function, we determined genome-wide changes in gene expression upon loss of either(More)
BACKGROUND The Retinoblastoma gene product (Rb) has been shown to regulate the transcription of key genes involved in cell growth and proliferation. Consistent with this, mutations in Rb are associated with numerous types of cancer making it a critical tumour suppressor gene. Its function is conferred through a large multiprotein complex that exhibits a(More)
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