Cell-cycle control of transcription seems to be universal, but little is known about its global conservation and biological significance. We report on the genome-wide transcriptional program of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe cell cycle, identifying 407 periodically expressed genes of which 136 show high-amplitude changes. These genes cluster in four major waves of expression. The forkhead protein Sep1p regulates mitotic genes in the first cluster, including Ace2p, which activates transcription in ...[more]
Project description:Transcription profiling of fission yeast /yox1/ deletion and genome wide location analysis of Yox1p and Cdc10p transcription factors reveal a negative feedback interaction: /yox1 /is transcriptionally activated by MBF, and Yox1p in turn transcriptionally represses the MBF target genes (including /yox1 /itself).
Project description:Recent studies in comparative genomics demonstrate that inter-species comparisons represent a powerful tool for revealing both conserved and specialized biological processes across large evolutionary distances. All cells need to adjust to environmental fluctuations in metal levels since both metal excess and deficit are detrimental. Here, we explore the conservation of metal homoeostasis in two distantly related yeasts, examining genome-wide gene expression responses to changing copper and iron levels in budding and fission yeast using DNA microarrays