Yeast Becomes a Supermodel

Rowland H. Davis

in The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154368
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893935 | DOI:
Yeast Becomes a Supermodel

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This chapter focuses on how yeast became the prime focus of eukaryotic molecular biology after 1975. It summarizes some of the major studies in yeast biology. It shows how progress in disentangling the complexity of certain features of the eukaryotic cell enabled yeast to supplant the filamentous fungi definitively as a model eukaryote.

Keywords: yeast; model organisms; eukaryotes; molecular biology

Chapter.  8176 words. 

Subjects: Biochemistry

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