Cell polarity and morphogenesis in budding yeast.

  title={Cell polarity and morphogenesis in budding yeast.},
  author={Kelley S. Madden and Michael Snyder},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
Eukaryotic cells respond to intracellular and extracellular cues to direct asymmetric cell growth and division. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae undergoes polarized growth at several times during budding and mating and is a useful model organism for studying asymmetric growth and division. In recent years, many regulatory and cytoskeletal components important for directing and executing growth have been identified, and molecular mechanisms have been elucidated in yeast. Key signaling pathways… CONTINUE READING