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FEMS Microbiology Reviews

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Special Issue: Yeasts as models in cell biology

March 2014

Volume 38, Issue 2

Pages i–ii, 143–344

  1. Issue Information

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    2. Issue Information
    3. Editorial
    4. Review Articles
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      Issue Information (pages i–ii)

      Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12038

  2. Editorial

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      Yeasts as models in cell biology (page 143)

      Sophie G. Martin

      Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12068

  3. Review Articles

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      Biology of telomeres: lessons from budding yeast (pages 144–171)

      Martin Kupiec

      Version of Record online: 8 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12054

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      Telomeres, the eukaryotic chromosomal ends, preserve genome stability and help duplicate the genome. They play important roles in aging and cancer. Here, we summarize our knowledge on the telomeres of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a widely used model organism.

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      Cell cycle regulation of homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (pages 172–184)

      David P. Mathiasen and Michael Lisby

      Version of Record online: 24 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12066

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      This review summarizes the transcriptional and post-translational cell cycle regulatory mechanisms for homologous recombination in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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      Kinetochore composition and its function: lessons from yeasts (pages 185–200)

      Yuya Yamagishi, Takeshi Sakuno, Yuhei Goto and Yoshinori Watanabe

      Version of Record online: 18 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12049

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      We review the current understanding of the assembly, functions, and regulation of kinetochores revealed mainly through studies on fission and budding yeast.

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      Yeast: a simple model system to study complex phenomena of aneuploidy (pages 201–212)

      Wahid Mulla, Jin Zhu and Rong Li

      Version of Record online: 31 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12048

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      This review discusses the contribution of studies in yeast to current knowledge about aneuploidy with special emphasis on experimental features making yeast a simpler and efficient model to investigate the complex questions in the field of aneuploidy.

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      The yeast actin cytoskeleton (pages 213–227)

      Mithilesh Mishra, Junqi Huang and Mohan K. Balasubramanian

      Version of Record online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12064

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      Assembly dynamics and function of actin cytoskeletons in yeast.

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      Cell polarization in budding and fission yeasts (pages 228–253)

      Sophie G. Martin and Robert A. Arkowitz

      Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12055

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      This review compares and contrasts the mechanisms of cell polarization in budding and fission yeasts.

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      Nutrient sensing and signaling in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (pages 254–299)

      Michaela Conrad, Joep Schothorst, Harish Nag Kankipati, Griet Van Zeebroeck, Marta Rubio-Texeira and Johan M. Thevelein

      Version of Record online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12065

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      This review describes the main sensing mechanisms and signaling pathways that cells of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae use to adjust their metabolism and growth to the availability of specific nutrients, like fermentable sugars, nitrogen sources, and phosphate.

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      Budding yeast as a model organism to study the effects of age (pages 300–325)

      Annina Denoth Lippuner, Thomas Julou and Yves Barral

      Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12060

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      We review the whole-cell and intracellular changes that budding yeast cells undergo as they age, asking how they contribute to the aging process.

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      Physiological and environmental control of yeast prions (pages 326–344)

      Tatiana A. Chernova, Keith D. Wilkinson and Yury O. Chernoff

      Version of Record online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6976.12053

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      Cellular chaperones, degradation pathways and protein trafficking networks regulate prion formation and maintenance in a response to physiological and environmental changes.

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