Conjugation in S. pombe: identification of a microtubule-organising centre, a requirement for microtubules and a role for Mad2

@article{Petersen1998ConjugationIS,
  title={Conjugation in S. pombe: identification of a microtubule-organising centre, a requirement for microtubules and a role for Mad2},
  author={Janni Petersen and M J Heitz and lain M. Hagan},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={8},
  pages={963-966}
}
During the G1 phase of the cell cycle, cells of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe can be induced to mate by nitrogen starvation and the presence of mating pheromones. Polarised growth towards cells of the opposite mating type (P or M) leads to the formation of a projection tip and, upon contact, localised cell wall degradation results in conjugation and cell fusion [1]. Here, we have investigated the role of microtubules in this process. We describe a previously unidentified… CONTINUE READING

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