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Cell division brought down to size

Cells normally divide on reaching a fairly specific size, but how cell size dictates the timing of cell division remains obscure. In fission yeast, a spatial gradient of a cell-tip protein may provide an answer.

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Figure 1: A spatial gradient links cell size to cell division in fission yeast2,3.


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