Viability of diploids vs haploids in pombe
nc1 at acpub.duke.edu
Fri Jan 17 20:38:56 EST 1997
In article <32DE2578.6C56 at nospam.salk.edu>, forsburg at nospamsalk.edu wrote:
> Karen Yoas wrote:
> > Read in Experiments w/ Fission Yeast that diploid cells are less viable
> > in haploids. Why?
> Well, I can speculate....
> think of the usual pombe cell cycle. These guys don't WANT
> to be diploid, they want to be haploid. The diploid phase is
> normally transient, a brief stop on the way to meiosis.
As a student who knows almost nothing about pombe, I find this very
interesting; cerevisiae prefers diploid while pombe prefers haploid.
Is there any explanation for this? TIA :)
Namjin Chung (Graduate Student)
Program in Molecular Cancer Biology
Duke University Medical Center, Box 3345
Durham, NC 27710 USA
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