Schematic diagram of fission yeast cells in multiplicative phase (left) and G0 phase (right)

16 Aug 2018
Ipsita Herlekar

Under nutrition deficient conditions, fission yeast cells stop multiplying and slip into a resting state or the G0 phase.  During G0 phase, the cells change shape and modify their functioning to survive under limited nitrogen availability and resuscitate only when nitrogen supplied conditions return.

G0 Cell Unit, OIST

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