Yeast Mating Type
Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
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Montelone, B. A. 2003. Yeast Mating Type. eLS. .
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2003
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Yeast mating type is determined by alleles of a single genetic locus that encodes regulatory proteins governing genes encoding mating pheromones, pheromone receptors and downstream effectors regulating cell type. Some yeast are capable of switching mating type, a process involving gene replacement by information from silenced copies of the mating type locus found elsewhere in the genome.
- mating type;
- sterile mutants;
- mating type switching;
- cell cycle;
- signal transduction