The significance of prions in yeast evolution

Čorak, Nina (2016) The significance of prions in yeast evolution. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Prions are considered infectious agents composed entirely of proteinaceous material. Although they were first described as the causal agents of neurodegenerative diseases in mammals, nowadays prions are known to be distributed throughout the eukaryotic domain. Saccharomyces cerevisiae (F.Meyen et. E.C. Hansen) (budding yeast) is the most prominent model organism in this scientific field. In this thesis, potential prion functions in yeast are dealt with their evolution and their influence in evolutionary processes. Despite there are some indications that prions may play an important evolutionary role, we still do not have enough experimental evidence to confirm this hypothesis.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Škorić, Dijana
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 25
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 11:18
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 11:18
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5517

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