A simple self-assembly pathway generates cytoplasmic microtubule bundles that can locate the cell center and guide spindle assembly in fission yeast. The cylindrical cell shape automatically corrects spindle orientation errors, rendering a checkpoint unnecessary.
MOTIVATION To discover and study periodic processes in biological systems, we sought to identify periodic patterns in their gene expression data. We surveyed a large number of available methods for identifying periodicity in time series data and chose representatives of different mathematical perspectives that performed well on both synthetic data and… (More)
We have constructed a set of 42 plasmid shuttle vectors based on the widely used pRS series for use in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the bacterium Escherichia coli. This set of pRSII plasmids includes new shuttle vectors that can be used with histidine and adenine auxotrophic laboratory yeast strains carrying mutations in the genes HIS2 and… (More)