Duration of both meiotic divisions

Value 0.6 hours Range: ±0.2 hours
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Nachman I, Regev A, Ramanathan S. Dissecting timing variability in yeast meiosis. Cell. 2007 Nov 2131(3):pp. 548 fig. 3APubMed ID17981121
Method Research followed up to 4000 single cells at 5–10 min intervals under a fluorescent microscope for 18–45 hr as they underwent meiosis. External factors (temperature, nutrient flow) were kept constant and uniform across cells.
Comments The precommitment interval is highly variable from cell to cell (see BNID 102527) whereas this stage, the postcommitment interval, is far less variable
Entered by Uri M
ID 102528