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Yeast's lifestyle couples mating with meiosis


January 5, 2014

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Mating and meiosis--the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell--are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately. Not so in Candida lusitaniae, where the two programs work in unison, according to a new study in Nature. Comparison with other species suggests that this fusion may support C. lusitaniae's "haploid lifestyle" of maintaining only one set of chromosomes in each cell.Full Story

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