PerspectiveCell Biology

When Wee Meets Whi

Science  19 Jul 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5580, pp. 351-352
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073042

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Most cell types must reach a critical size before they are able to divide. In his Perspective, Sudbery discusses new work ( Jorgensen et al.) that identifies a number of proteins, including some that are important for ribosome biogenesis, that connect cell size and commitment to cell division in the budding yeast.