Cell polarity and morphogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Trends Cell Biol. 1992 Jan;2(1):22-9. doi: 10.1016/0962-8924(92)90140-i.


Polarized cell growth and division are fundamental to cellular differentiation and tissue formation in eukaryotes. Analysis of cell polarity in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has allowed the identification of many regulatory, secretory and cytoskeletal components involved in these processes, as well as the elucidation of various steps in these events. Many of these components and processes may be similar in other eukaryotes.