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    Multiple transformation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by protoplast fusion

    Reeves, Emer P. and Kavanagh, Kevin and Whittaker, Peter A. (1992) Multiple transformation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae by protoplast fusion. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 99 (2-3). pp. 193-197. ISSN 0378-1097

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    A technique for the multiple transformation of yeast by protoplast fusion is described. This involved the PEG-induced fusion of protoplasts from cells which had been treated with chromosome-fragmenting agents (in this case cupferron and hydroxylamine) with protoplasts of triply auxotrophic cells. The recovery of transformants was increased significantly if one of the amino acid requirements of the recipient strain was included in the selection medium. Transformants isolated on supplemented media remained auxotrophic for that requirement. Prototrophic, uninucleate transformants had a DNA content and cellular volume similar to that of the parental strains. Possible mechanisms of gene transfer are discussed. This technique offers the possibility of transferring desirable characteristics from one yeast strain to another without altering the ploidy level of the recipient strain.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Transformation; Protoplast fusion; Saccharomyces;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 11126
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    Depositing User: Dr. Kevin Kavanagh
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 13:23
    Journal or Publication Title: FEMS Microbiology Letters
    Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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