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Fission yeast

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Fission yeast
A type of fungus that reproduces exclusively by medial fission to produce two daughter cells of equal sizes. Saccharomyces pombe is the best-known species and was isolated in 1893 by Lindner from East African millet beer. It is an important eukaryotic microorganisms serving as model organism for molecular biological research, i.e. especially cell cycle research. See also budding yeast.
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