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Peculiar cytological behaviour of a distillery yeast

Subramaniam, MK and Ranganathan, B (1946) Peculiar cytological behaviour of a distillery yeast. In: Nature, 157 (3976). pp. 50-51.

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The question whether so-called ‘pure’ strains of yeast are cytologically pure ought to receive the earnest attention of those engaged in the study of the genetics of yeasts. The classification of yeasts is purely arbitrary, and the only reliable method of obtaining any particular species is to get a sample of the original culture. But even if the original culture is available one is not sure that it is cytologically pure, for proportion changes might have occurred in it since isolation. In rapidly growing organisms like the yeasts this is but natural. Investigations on higher plants indicate that polyploids usually mutate to dwarfness as a survival-measure and hence the random size relationships between the diploids and the polyploids offer no morphological criterion for differentiation into types.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nature
Publisher: McMillan
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to McMillan
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Infectious Disease Research
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2009 13:31
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 10:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20694

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