Spontaneous oscillations occur in glucose‐limited continuous cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae under aerobic conditions. The oscillatory behavior is detectable as a periodic change of many bioparameters such as dissolved oxygen, ethanol production, biomass concentration, as well as cellular content of storage carbohydrates and is associated to a marked synchronization of the yeast population. These oscillations may be related to a periodic accumulation of ethanol produced by yeast in the culture medium. The addition of ethanol to oscillating yeast cultures supports this hypothesis: indeed, no effect was observed if ethanol was added when already present in the medium, while a marked phase oscillation shift was obtained when ethanol was added at any other time. Moreover, the addition of ethanol to a nonoscillating culture triggers new oscillations. An accurate analysis performed at the level of nonoscillating yeast populations perturbed by addition of ethanol showed that both the growth rate and the protein content required for cell division increased in the presence of mixed substrate (i.e., ethanol plus limiting glucose). A marked synchronization of the yeast population occurred when the added ethanol was exhausted and the culture resumed growth only on limiting glucose. A decrease of protein content required for cell division was also apparent. These experimental findings support a new model for spontaneous oscillations in yeast cultures in which the alternative growth on limiting glucose and limiting glucose plus ethanol modifies the critical protein content required for cell division. Copyright © 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
MARTEGANI, E., PORRO, D., RANZI, B., & ALBERGHINA, L. (1990). INVOLVEMENT OF A CELL-SIZE CONTROL MECHANISM IN THE INDUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF OSCILLATIONS IN CONTINUOUS CULTURES OF BUDDING YEAST. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 36(5), 453-459 [10.1002/bit.260360504].
|Citazione:||MARTEGANI, E., PORRO, D., RANZI, B., & ALBERGHINA, L. (1990). INVOLVEMENT OF A CELL-SIZE CONTROL MECHANISM IN THE INDUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF OSCILLATIONS IN CONTINUOUS CULTURES OF BUDDING YEAST. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING, 36(5), 453-459 [10.1002/bit.260360504].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||INVOLVEMENT OF A CELL-SIZE CONTROL MECHANISM IN THE INDUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF OSCILLATIONS IN CONTINUOUS CULTURES OF BUDDING YEAST|
|Autori:||MARTEGANI, E; PORRO, D; RANZI, B; ALBERGHINA, L|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1990|
|Rivista:||BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bit.260360504|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|