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>>To: yeast at net.bio.net>From: Hoffmacs at hermes.bc.edu ("Hoffmacs")
>Date sent: 30 Jun 1994 14:26:36 -0700
>>Greetings spore (ts) fans,
>Nothing personal, but this group has been pretty boring as of late. In an
>effort to stimulate an exchange of speculation, I pose the following
>What triggers a spore to germinate? Does it "sense" a rich nutrient
>environment? If so, how does it do it? I thought spores are impregnable?
>long do yeast (and I mean all kinds of yeasts) spores remain viable in the
>absense of nutrients?
>Best wishes for platform and poster preparations,
>Dept. of Biology
>"I'd rather be fission."
Why would one assume that the nutrients must be transported into the cell.
Would it not make more sense for transporters to bind nutrients much like
a receptor. This triggers cascades within the cell resulting in re-
awakening processes, including reactivation of the transporters and
opening of channels.
Doug Rhoads || Dept. of Biological Sciences
drhoads at mercury.uark.edu || 601 Science Engineering
drhoads at uafsysb.uark.edu || University of Arkansas
501-575-3251 || Fayetteville, AR 72701