Genetic control of chromosome length in yeast.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The chromosomes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae terminate with sequences that have the form poly(C1-3-A). In this paper, we show that within an individual yeast strain all chromosomes end with tracts of poly(C1-3-A) of similar lengths; however, different strains can have tracts that vary in length by a factor of two. By a genetic analysis, we demonstrate that yeast cells have a mechanism that allows them to change rapidly the length of their chromosomes by altering the length of the poly(C1-3-A) tract.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walmsley, RM; Petes, TD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 506 - 510

PubMed ID

  • 2982162

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC397068

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.82.2.506


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States