Sexual Differentiation in Fission Yeast

Trends Genet. 1990 Nov;6(11):369-73. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(90)90279-f.

Abstract

The regulation of sexual reproduction in yeast constitutes the highest level of differentiation observed in these unicellular organisms. The various ramifications of this system involve DNA rearrangement, transcriptional control, post-translational modification (such as protein phosphorylation) and receptor/signal processing. A few basic similarities are common to both fission and budding yeasts. The wiring of the regulatory circuitry, however, varies considerably between these divergent yeast groups.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Conjugation, Genetic
  • Genes, Fungal
  • Meiosis
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • Reproduction
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / physiology
  • Transcription, Genetic