Regulation of Meiosis and Sporulation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 1)


The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe usually follows a purely haplontic life cycle, which is characterized by zygotic meiosis and ascospore formation. Since zygote formation (conjugation) and meiosis in this organism are induced by the same environmental stimuli, both processes are dealt with in this chapter. Extensive regulatory communication at the molecular level also occurs; and meiosis, in particular, has become directly dependent on the pheromone response. Various aspects of sexual propagation in S. pombe have been covered by recent reviews (Egel 1989; Egel et al. 1990; McLeod 1989; Nielsen 1993). In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, on the other hand, pheromone action (before conjugation) and meiosis (before sporulation) are strictly separated physiologically and treated in two chapters of this volume (see Chaps. 13 and 23).


Mating Type Fission Yeast Synaptonemal Complex Meiotic Prophase Schizosaccharomyces Pombe 
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  • R. Egel
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  1. 1.Department of Genetics, Institute of Molecular BiologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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