The Cell Cycle of Phytoplankton: Coupling Cell Growth to Population Growth

  • Daniel Vaulot
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 38)


The cell cycle is the succession of steps that are completed between the birth of a cell and its division into two daughter cells. It plays a central role in cell biology since it encompasses key events such as DNA replication, chromosome segregation and cell division. In less than ten years, there has been a tremendous increase in the knowledge of the fundamental biological mechanisms that drive the cell cycle, in particular at the molecular level. The cell cycle engine appears almost perfectly conserved among all eukaryotes from yeast to man. In contrast, cell cycle mechanisms appear more diverse among bacteria although some of the basic controls are probably universal.


Cell Cycle Replication Fork Division Rate Euglena Gracilis Maturation Promote Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Vaulot
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  1. 1.CNRS et Université Paris VIRoscoff CxFrance

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