Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

ANDREW MURRAY - PART 1: YEAST SEX - AN INTRODUCTION

July 1st, 2011

Professor Andrew Murray begins his talk by explaining why he studies sex in yeast not humans. He describes the yeast life cycle including the decision to bud in the absence of a mate, or to shmoo and mate in the presence of yeast of the correct mating type. In either case, the cells must switch from uniform to non-uniform or polarized growth. Mating cells must also recognize a chemical signal and move towards a target cell. Murray explains the molecular details known to underlie the response to the chemical signal.
From iBioSeminars.

See Part 2: How to shmoo and find a mate.

View the Andrew Murray Faculty Page.


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