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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 18 February 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 7, p. nf20
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.7.nf20]


I Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Colony

Aging yeast commit suicide to save neighbors

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Bees do it, and so do wasps, termites, and naked mole rats. Now the list of organisms that sacrifice themselves to benefit their relatives has a new, unlikely entry--yeast. A new study shows that elderly yeast die to help healthier cells survive. The findings suggest that infirm cells exude molecules that nurture nearby yeast.

Citation: M. Leslie, I Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Colony. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (7), nf20 (2004).

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