Current Genetics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 185–190 | Cite as

Isolation and characterisation of a double-stranded RNA virus-like particle from the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica

  • David P. Groves
  • Jeffrey J. Clare
  • Stephen G. Oliver


A virus-like particle (VLP) of 50 nm diameter has been isolated from the hydrocarbon-utilising yeast Yarrowia (Saccharomycopsis) lipolytica. The VLP contains a linear, double-stranded RNA molecule of MW 3.8 × 106 and has a major capsid protein of MW 75,700.


Capsid Protein Yarrowia Yarrowia Lipolytica Major Capsid Protein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Groves
    • 1
  • Jeffrey J. Clare
    • 1
  • Stephen G. Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Applied Molecular BiologyUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterUK

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