Table 3.

Number of spores per ascus in the ssm4, dhc1 and tip1 fission yeast mutants *

Number of asci carrying the following number of spores (%)
Strain 1 2 3 4
wt <0.1 <0.1 1.2 98.8
ssm4Δ 0.5 8.6 7.6 83.3
dhc1Δ 1.2 10.1 9.1 79.6
ssm4Δ dhc1Δ 1.0 10.5 10.3 78.2
tip1Δ <0.1 1.4 8.9 89.7
ssm4Δ tip1Δ 1.7 14.1 22.9 61.3
  • More than 500 asci were examined for each strain.

  • * Sporulation was induced in each strain on SSA medium at 30°C. Spores were scored after 3 days.