Nobundo Sando

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Configurational changes of mitochondria and mitochondrial nucleoids (mt-nucleoids) during meiosis and sporulation in the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, were examined using the mitochondrial membrane-binding fluorescent dye, dimethyl aminostyrylmethylpyridiniumiodine (DASPMI) and the DNA-binding fluorescent dye, 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI). In(More)
Mitochondrial nucleoids (mt-nucleoids) of the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, were isolated from spheroplasts of stationary phase cells and their structure and organization were investigated by fluorescence microscopy, electron microscopy, and biochemical techniques. Isolated mt-nucleoids were spherical or ovoid and 0.3-0.6 micron in diameter, and were(More)
Mitochondrial nucleoids (mt-nucleoids) isolated from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae were analyzed to identify the protein components that are involved in the compact packaging of mtDNA. The isolated mt-nucleoids were disassembled by the addition of 2 M NaCl and the disassembled mt-nucleoids were reassembled once again into compact structures by dialysis(More)
Mitochondrial (mt) nucleoids were isolated with a high degree of purity from the yeast Pichia jadinii, in which the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is linear. Field-inversion gel electrophoresis (FIGE) revealed that significant amounts of mtDNA could be isolated intact, as linear molecules of 41 kbp, from the isolated mt-nucleoids. Fifteen different proteins were(More)
The yeast cellsSaccharomyces cerevisiae grown up to stationary phase under either anaerobic conditions, or aerobic conditions in the presence of a respiratory inhibitor, antimycin A, had distinctive giant mitochondrial nucleoids (mt-nucleoids) (apparent diameter 0.6–0.9 μm) in contrast with the small mt-nucleoids (apparent diameter 0.2–0.4 μm) in(More)
We cytologically characterized the nucleolar organizer region (NOR) on the bivalent in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We used staining with 4'-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), chromomycin A3, and silver nitrate and in situ hybridization technique and utilized a video-intensified microscope system with an ultra-high-sensitive video camera. The results(More)
A cytogenetic study of the meiotic chromosomes of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was undertaken by high resolution epifluorescence microscopy. Condensation of chromatin into separate chromosomes takes place during prophase I. At metaphase I, there are 16 separate and distinct bivalents which are roughly classified into three groups by(More)