Schizosaccharomyces japonicus: the fission yeast is a fusion of yeast and hyphae
Article first published online: 23 JAN 2014
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Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 83–90, March 2014
How to Cite
Niki, H. (2014), Schizosaccharomyces japonicus: the fission yeast is a fusion of yeast and hyphae. Yeast, 31: 83–90. doi: 10.1002/yea.2996
- Issue published online: 4 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 23 JAN 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 25 DEC 2013 06:10PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 9 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 21 OCT 2013
- MEXT KAKENHI. Grant Number: 24114516
- dimorphic yeast;
- light response;
The clade of Schizosaccharomyces includes 4 species: S. pombe, S. octosporus, S. cryophilus, and S. japonicus. Although all 4 species exhibit unicellular growth with a binary fission mode of cell division, S. japonicus alone is dimorphic yeast, which can transit from unicellular yeast to long filamentous hyphae. Recently it was found that the hyphal cells response to light and then synchronously activate cytokinesis of hyphae. In addition to hyphal growth, S. japonicas has many properties that aren't shared with other fission yeast. Mitosis of S. japonicas is referred to as semi-open mitosis because dynamics of nuclear membrane is an intermediate mode between open mitosis and closed mitosis. Novel genetic tools and the whole genomic sequencing of S. japonicas now provide us with an opportunity for revealing unique characters of the dimorphic yeast. © 2013 The Author. Yeast Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.