The control of yeast mating type is a valuable model for many aspects of cell determination in general. This book provides a succinct analysis of yeast cell type determination, covering: gene silencing; genetic recombination; differentiation; combinatorial gene regulation; mRNA transport to establish asymmetric cell division; signal transduction; evolution of genetic networks and various aspects of cell biology.
Table of contents
1 Why read a book about yeast?
2 Yeast cell types
3 Master regulatory transcription factors control cell type
4 Making and secreting cell type-specific signals
5 Detecting and responding to a signal
6 How division of a single cell can produce two cell types
7 Gene silencing in the control of cell type
8 Controlling cell polarity
9 Evolution of cell type determination