Synchronization of cell division in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe by ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid

Bhavna Ahluwalia, John H. Duffus, Linda J. Paterson, Graeme M. Walker

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When cultures of Schizosaccharomyces pombe growing exponentially in a minimal medium were treated with 50 mM-EDTA for 1 h, nucleic acid synthesis was inhibited but protein synthesis was not. On transfer to fresh medium, 50% of the cells divided synchronously. These phenomena may be explained on the basis of reduced availability of Mg2+ following chelation with EDTA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of General Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1978

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