In haploid parthenogenesis a haploid egg develops into a haploid offspring, however this is rare. Regulation of meiotic gene expression. We are applying synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches to manipulate the metabolism of yeast and other microbial cells for the production of biofuels and valuable chemicals.
Meiosis is a form of cellular differentiation in which somatic diploid cells develop into haploid sex cells. To optimize the process, genes are sourced from a variety of organisms and utilized based upon their in vivo activity in yeast.
The protein complexes that assemble to initiate DNA replication are highly conserved among eukaryotes.
What is this? Engineering yeast for the production of fatty acid molecules with potential for use as transport fuels. Links Selected Publications PubMed.
Meiosis-specific regulation of the S. When yeast cells are deprived of nutrients they abandon mitotic proliferation and embark on a program differentiation that proceeds through meiosis and ultimately produces haploid spores.
Regulation of meiotic gene expression. Meiosis-specific regulation of the S. Describe the processes of sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction through parthenogenesis. The increasing cost of fossil fuel production, and concerns about global warming have elevated interest in the development and application of alternative fuel sources.