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Genetic control of cell size at cell division in yeast


A temperature-sensitive mutant strain of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been isolated which divides at half the size of the wild type. Study of this strain suggests that there is a cell size control over DNA synthesis and a second control acting on nuclear division.

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Nurse, P. Genetic control of cell size at cell division in yeast. Nature 256, 547–551 (1975).

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