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Intraspecies cell-cell communication in yeast.

Authors
  • Yashiroda, Yoko1, 2
  • Yoshida, Minoru1, 3, 4
  • 1 Chemical Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 2 Molecular Ligand Target Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 3 Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan. , (Japan)
  • 4 Collaborative Research Institute for Innovative Microbiology (CRIIM), The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan. , (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
FEMS Yeast Research
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2019
Volume
19
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/femsyr/foz071
PMID: 31688924
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although yeasts are unicellular microorganisms that can live independently, they can also communicate with other cells, in order to adapt to the environment. Two yeast species, the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, engage in various kinds of intraspecies cell-cell communication using peptides and chemical molecules that they produce, constituting a sort of 'language'. Cell-cell communication is a fundamental biological process, and its ultimate purpose is to promote survival by sexual reproduction and acquisition of nutrients from the environment. This review summarizes what is known about intraspecies cell-cell communication mediated by molecules including mating pheromones, volatile gases, aromatic alcohols and oxylipins in laboratory strains of S. cerevisiae and S. pombe. © FEMS 2019.

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