The Schizosaccharomyces pombe cfr1+ gene participates in mating through a new pathway that is independent of fus1+.

@article{CartagenaLirola2006TheSP,
  title={The Schizosaccharomyces pombe cfr1+ gene participates in mating through a new pathway that is independent of fus1+.},
  author={Hugo Cartagena-Lirola and Angel Dur{\'a}n and M-Henar Valdivieso},
  journal={Yeast},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={375-88}
}
Conjugation is a complex event directed to ensure the transfer of genetic material, which is achieved by the union of two cells. In fungi, success of this relevant process requires digestion of the cell wall at the point where both cells have agglutinated and, later, the union of the plasma membranes and nuclei from the mating partners. In order to gain information about cell fusion, we have cloned and disrupted the cfr1+ gene from the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. cfr1+ gene is… CONTINUE READING