Strain Construction and Screening Methods for a Yeast Histone H3/H4 Mutant Library

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 833)


A mutant library consisting of hundreds of designed point and deletion mutants in the genes encoding Saccharomyces cerevisiae histones H3 and H4 is described. Incorporation of this library into a suitably engineered yeast strain (e.g., bearing a reporter of interest), and the validation of individual library members is described in detail.

Key words

Histones modification Chromatin remodeling High-throughput mutagenesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life SciencesTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.High Throughput Biology CenterJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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