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Viability of diploids vs haploids in pombe

Hernan Espinoza espinoza at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 20 14:56:26 EST 1997


S L Forsburg <forsburg at nospam.salk.edu> writes:

<snip>

>The fact that pombe is usually a haploid is a neat explanation
>on why it spends most of its cell cycle in G2.

	I have to admit I don't quite follow this...  Do you mean
that there is some advantage to the psuedo-diploid G2 state?  I
could imagine that it it safer to have a second copy of the genome
for redundancy and repair purposes.  Is that what you mean? 

			-Hernan



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