Does yeast shmooing mean a commitment to apoptosis?
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
© The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2006 International Federation for Cell Biology
Cell Biology International
Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 205–209, March 2006
How to Cite
Zadrag, R., Wojnar, L., Bartosz, G. and Biliński, T. (2006), Does yeast shmooing mean a commitment to apoptosis?. Cell Biology International, 30: 205–209. doi: 10.1016/j.cellbi.2005.10.023
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2013
- Received 22 February 2005; revised 25 September 2005; accepted 19 October 2005
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae;
Treatment of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae with α-pheromone has been reported to lead to massive apoptosis of cells finding no conjugation partner [Severin FF, Hyman AA. Pheromone induces programmed cell death in S. cerevisiae. Curr Biol 2002;12:R233–5]. We report here that this effect is not common in yeast. Using different yeast strains, we demonstrate that identical treatment results in a low mortality even after prolonged treatment with the pheromone. These findings are followed by a general discussion of the biological relevance of apoptosis in yeast.