Some Structural Aspects of Linear DNA Plasmids in Yeast

  • Norio Gunge
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 40)


Plasmids are usually found as covalently closed circular DNA molecules in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, but sometimes exist in linear form. Linear DNA plasmids have been reported in the corn Zea mays (17,18,22,27), the fungus Ascobolus immersus (5), the morel Morchella conica (24), the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (39), the plant pathogenic fungus Rhyzoctonia solani (12), the cole Brassica species (4,27), the millet Sorghum bicolor (26), the lankacidin-producing prokaryote Streptomyces rochei (13,14,15), and others.


Linear Plasmid Killer Toxin Hairpin Loop Mutant Plasmid Killer Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norio Gunge
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Microbial TechnologyKumamoto Institute of TechnologyKumamoto 860Japan

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