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Unformatted text preview: (competent) (not competent) Figure A.12 Pedigrees of mating type switching. (a) Pedigree of mating types in divisions of a homothallic (HO) spore cell. Yeast cells reproduce by budding. The inexperienced spore cell (one that has not yet divided) produces a daughter cell (D1) in addition to the mother (S) and both are still . With the next division of the spore cell, producing S and D2, mating type can change. (b) When a mother cell divides to produce a mother and a daughter cell, switching can occur and will be seen in both resulting cells. When a daughter cell is produced, it always has the same mating type as the mother cell. (c) The ability of cells to switch is dependent on the cell having undergone at least one cell division. Therefore, a newly arising daughter cell is not competent to switch, whereas the mother cell from which it arose is competent to switch. The competency to switch is therefore asymmetric. A.3 Mating: Cell-to-Cell Communication Through Pheromones Triggers the Conversion of Haploid a and Cells to a/ Diploids Mating is the result of a genetic program that allows a cells and cells to...
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