Sporulation in diploid cells homozygous for the cyr1-2 mutation of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was examined. This mutation causes a defect in adenylate cyclase and temperature-sensitive arrest in the G1 phase of the mitotic cell cycle. The cyr1-2/cyr1-2 diploid cells were able to initiate meiotic divisions, but produced predominantly two-spored asci at the restrictive temperature. Temperature-sensitive period for production of two-spored asci was approximately 12 h after the transfer of cells to the sporulation medium. The levels of cAMP increased during this period in the wild type and cyr1-2/cyr1-2 diploid cells incubated at the permissive temperature, but remained at an extremely low level in the cyr1-2/cyr1-2 diploid cells incubated at the restrictive temperature. Dyad analysis of the cyr1-2 strain indicated that meiotic products were randomly included into ascospores. Fluorescent microscopy of the cyr1-2/cyr1-2 diploid cells incubated at the restrictive temperature revealed that individual haploid nuclei were enclosed in each of the two spores after meiosis. About half of the cyr1-2/cyr1-2 diploid cells entered normal meiosis 1 producing two normal spindle pole bodies with inner and outer plaques, and the other half entered abnormal meiosis 1 producing one normal spindle pole body and one defective spindle pole body without out plaque. At meiosis II, some cells contained a pair of normal spindle pole bodies and other cells contained pairs of normal and abnormal spindle pole bodies.
Outer plaque assembly and spore encapsulation are defective during sporulation of adenylate cyclase-deficient mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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I Uno, K Matsumoto, A Hirata, T Ishikawa; Outer plaque assembly and spore encapsulation are defective during sporulation of adenylate cyclase-deficient mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.. J Cell Biol 1 June 1985; 100 (6): 1854–1862. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.100.6.1854
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