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Number of Cytoplasmic Factors in Yeast Cells

Nature volume 212, page 304 (15 October 1966) | Download Citation

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IT is well known that the self-reproducing genetic factors (ρ), required for the development of mitochondria, are present in the cytoplasm of yeast cell. When the cells are allowed to grow in a medium containing acriflavine or related dyes, large numbers of mutant cells with deficient respiration are produced, which tend to dominate the entire cell population after several generations1.

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  1. Biochemistry Division,

    • TAKASHI SUGIMURA
    •  & KAZUKO OKABE
  2. Biophysics Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

    • AKIRA IMAMURA

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