Two-Micron DNA-Like Plasmids from Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts

  • A. Toh-e
  • I. Utatsu
  • A. Utsunomiya
  • S. Sakamoto
  • T. Imura
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 40)


A 2-micron DNA-like yeast plasmid (3) is widely distributed among the laboratory strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The plasmid replicates in the nucleus by the same replication machinery as that used by chromosomes. Although 2-micron DNA does not have any easily scorable marker, the recent development of gene manipulation makes this plasmid very useful in the fields of basic as well as applied biology.


Replication Machinery HindIII Fragment Stable Maintenance Autonomously Replicate Sequence Yeast Plasmid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Toh-e
    • 1
  • I. Utatsu
    • 1
  • A. Utsunomiya
    • 1
  • S. Sakamoto
    • 1
  • T. Imura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fermentation TechnologyHiroshima UniversityHigashihiroshima 724Japan

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