Control of Daughter-Cell Number Variation in Multiple Fission: Genetic versus Environmental Determinants in; Prototheca Journal Article uri icon



  • ; Prototheca zopfii; has been developed as an experimental system for studying the control of cytokinesis and daughter-cell number variation in multiple fission. Although mean daughter-cell number increases linearly with growth rate, and this dependency is genetically controlled, pedigree analysis shows that daughter-cell number; variation; is not under direct genetic control. In a population growing in steady-state balanced growth, each cell has a given probability of dividing into 2, 4, 8 16, or 32 daughter-cells. These probabilities are independent of the division number of the cell in the preceding generation, and can be altered by changes in the culture medium.;

publication date

  • August 1, 1972

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  • green

Date in CU Experts

  • May 16, 2014 3:40 AM

Full Author List

  • Poyton RO; Branton D

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1091-6490

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2346

end page

  • 2350


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