Physical Factors Affects Bud Formation Pattern in Wild Type Yeast Model (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

OGUNDELE, M.O. and Alao, O.A and Idris, O.O. and Olajide, Olayemi Joseph and Adekeye, A. O. and Enye, L.A. and Ogedengbe, O.O. and Adeniyi, P. A and Sanya, J.O. and Adekomi, DA and Oso, B.A. (2013) Physical Factors Affects Bud Formation Pattern in Wild Type Yeast Model (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences. pp. 1-6.

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The pattern of cell division in the yeast models suggests that the process of cell division is not spontaneous but the direction of such cell divisions is predetermined by several physical factors. The study is aimed at investigating the mathematical relationship involved in cell division (in the budding yeast) and how it can be affected by certain physical factors (light and gravity). The hypothesis was further tested using live yeast models that were sub-cultured in potatoe dextrose agar and kept at room temperature on a microscope stage. The illumination technique was adjusted to reduce the intensity of the incident light. The image was recorded on the computer interface to determine time dependence and effects of light and gravity in determining the direction of division and cell movement in bud formation in the S. Cerevisiae. The angle of budding φN+2 at event N+2, was observed to be dependent on φN and φN+1 as ∆φ = φN-φN+1, where ∆φ = φN+2 and are positive for successive buds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bud angle, cell division, culture, budding, microtubule, microscope, yeast
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Tayo Okunlola
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 15:36
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 15:36

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