The septin cortex at the yeast mother-bud neck. Academic Article uri icon


  • A specialized cortical domain is organized by the septins at the necks of budding yeast cells. Recent findings suggest that this domain serves as a diffusion barrier and also as a local cell-shape sensor. We review these findings along with what is known about the organization of the septin cortex and its regulation during the cell cycle.

publication date

  • December 2001