On 8 Jan 01, at 0:08, Michael Andres McMurray wrote:
> This seems like one of those fundamental aspects of yeast biology that
> I really should know, but I can't find in any of the usual references
> whether or not S. cerevisiae petites can sporulate. From experience,
> it appears the answer is no. If the answer is no, can someone tell me
> also why not?
>The answer is no. I think it's because they can't use acetate or
whatever alternative carbon source is in the sporulation medium to
grow on and so die rather than sporulate. Someone with a better
knowledge of sporulation or access to their reference material may
be able to give you a better answer!
Beth A. Montelone, Ph. D.
Division of Biology, Ackert Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4901
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