Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 184, Issue 3, pp 567–569 | Cite as

Liposome-mediated genetic transformation of Neurospora crassa

  • A. Radford
  • Susan Pope
  • A. Sazci
  • Madeline J. Fraser
  • J. H. Parish
Short Communication

Summary

Transformation of Neurospora crassa spheroplasts is reported for three different genes, using uncloned Neurospora DNA, both naked and encapsulated in synthetic phosphatidylserine liposomes. Whereas transformation by naked DNA is DNase-sensitive, that by liposomes is not. Per unit of transforming DNA, liposome transformation is significantly more efficient than that with naked DNA, ranging from 19x for the am gene to 41x for pyr-3. Levels of activity of pyr-3 and am transformants, and segregation data on pyr-3 transformation are given.

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© Springer-Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Radford
    • 1
  • Susan Pope
    • 2
  • A. Sazci
    • 1
  • Madeline J. Fraser
    • 2
  • J. H. Parish
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of LeedsLeedsU.K.
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LeedsLeedsU.K.

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