Bayreuth geneticists discover regulatory mechanism of chromosome inheritance

In the course of every single cell division, the genetic information on the chromosomes must be distributed equally between the newly developing daughter cells. The enzyme separase plays a decisive role in this process. Susanne Hellmuth and Olaf Stemmann from the University of Bayreuth have now discovered a previously unknown mechanism that regulates the activity of the separase. The scientists have presented their study in the journal ‘Nature.’