Dissection of complex processes using model organisms such as yeasts relies heavily upon the use of conditional mutants. We have generated a collection of fission yeast mutants sensitive to dimethylsulphoxide (DMSO). Among these we have found a mutant in the Schizosaccharomyces pombe orthologue of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae SEC13 gene, which fails to cleave the division septum. Generation of a null allele demonstrates that the S. pombe sec13 gene is essential. © 2002 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Poloni, D., & Simanis, V. (2002). A DMSO-sensitive conditional mutant of the fission yeast orthologue of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae SEC13 gene is defective in septation. FEBS Letters, 511(1–3), 85–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0014-5793(01)03285-9