Comparative growth rates in wild types and carotenoid mutants of Sporobolomyces salmonicolor

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Joanne Yundt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Victor Cutter

Abstract: Sporobolomyces salmonicolor is a pink basidiomycetous funus. When a cell produces a bud, the bud is devoid of a nucleus until it is nearly grown. At this time, the nucleus of the parent cell divides, one of the daughter nuclei passing into the bud and the other remaining in the parent. Cells are also capable of producing aerial sterigmata on which spores develop and become situated asymmetrically on the end of the sterigmata like the basidlospores of the hymenomycetes. Just before the spore attains full size, a nucleus migrates from the parent cell through the sterigma into the spore. Violent discharge of the spore takes place immediately after a drop of liquid, appearing at the hilum of the spore, reaches the size of the spore, both spore and drop being shot away together. It is therefore easy to develop colonies from single spores for genetic study by isolation of the individual spores.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1960

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