Yeast dynamically modify their environment to achieve better mating efficiency.

@article{Jin2011YeastDM,
  title={Yeast dynamically modify their environment to achieve better mating efficiency.},
  author={Meng Jin and Beverly Errede and Marcelo Behar and Will Mather and Sujata Nayak and Jeff Hasty and Henrik G. Dohlman and Timothy C. Elston},
  journal={Science signaling},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 186},
  pages={ra54}
}
The maintenance and detection of signaling gradients are critical for proper development and cell migration. In single-cell organisms, gradient detection allows cells to orient toward a distant mating partner or nutrient source. Budding yeast expand their growth toward mating pheromone gradients through a process known as chemotropic growth. MATα cells secrete α-factor pheromone that stimulates chemotropism and mating differentiation in MATa cells and vice versa. Paradoxically, MATa cells… CONTINUE READING
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