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The Cytoskeleton of Schizosaccharomyces pombe

The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe offers a number of advantages over Saccharomyces cerevisae principally as it is so much larger and that much easier to study immunocytochemically, while also being genetically tractable.

 

  Forsburg Pombe pages at Salk US.
References:-

Chang, F., Drubin, D. & Nurse, P. (1997) cdc12p, a protein required for cytokinesis in fission yeast, is a component of the cell division ring and interacts with profilin., J.Cell Biol. 137, 169-182.

Demeter, J. & Sazer, S. (1998). imp2, a new component of the actin ring in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. J.Cell Biol. 143, 415-427.

Eng, K., Naqvi, N. I., Wong, K. C. Y. & Balasubramanian, M. K. (1998) Rng2p, a protein required for cytokinesis in fission yeast, is a component of the actomyosin ring and the spindle pole body, Current Biol. 8, 611-621.

Tanaka, K., Petersen, J., MacIver, F., Mulvihill, D. P., Glover, D. M. & Hagan, I. M. (2001) The role of Plo1 kinase in mitotic commitment and septation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe., EMBO J. 20, 1259-1270.

Win, T. Z., Gachet, Y., Mulvihill, D. P., May, K. M. & Hyams, J. S. (2000) Two type V myosins with non-overlapping functions in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe: Myo52 is concerned with growth polarity and cytokinesis, Myo51 is a component of the cytokinetic actin ring., J.Cell Sci. 114, 69-79.

Yarm, F., Sagot, I. & Pellman, D. (2001) The social life of actin and microtubules: interaction versus cooperation. Curr.Op.Microbiol. 4, 696-702.

 
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