Transformation in Fungi

  • Mary E. Case
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 61)


Transformation has been a well established process for the transfer of genetic material in procaryotes for a number of years. Recently such a system for lower eucaryotes has been developed for yeast (Beggs, 1978; Hinnen et al., 1978; Beach and Nurse, 1981) and for the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa (Case et al., 1979; Case, 1982). The development of efficient and reproducible systems for both of these organisms was made possible initially by the cloning of genes from both yeast and Neurospora which could be used as donor DNA.


Neurospora Crassa Chloramphenicol Acetyl Transferase Hybrid Plasmid Autonomous Replication Chimeric Plasmid 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary E. Case
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Population GeneticsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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