The cell wall may be an important feature of budding versus fission.
If a yeast cell divides by fission, the cell wall must be relatively
elastic to allow the increase in cell mass. However, a "hardened"
cell wall - although it provides more structural support- may not
allow much cell growth. Perhaps S. cerevisiae has a more rigid,
stronger cell wall than S. pombe. Does anyone know if S. cerevisiae
is more hardy than S. pombe?
Please note that I did NOT ask whether cerevisiae is better than