Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 11 - 11.1 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Signalling in yeast cells seeking to mate requires that cells of different mating types produce different signals. Only when a signal for the opposite mating type is perceived by the appropriate receptor can mating occur. Each cell will only have receptors for the opposite mating type's signal.

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This question wants you to see one kind of role for cell signalling-- cell-cell recognition using membrane receptors.
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