Genetic analysis of protoplast fusants of candida pseudotropicalis

Candida pseudotropicalis 융합세포의 유전적 분석

  • Chun, Soon-Bai (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Bai, Suk (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Chonnam National University)
  • 전순배 (전남대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과) ;
  • 배석 (전남대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Published : 1988.06.01

Abstract

The genetic analysis and characterization of protoplast fusion hybrids between complementary auxotrophic mutants of Candida pseudotropicalis were carried out. Nuclear fusion appeared to occur in fusion hybrids (e.g., F15 and F33), as strongly suggested by isolation of recombinants after mitotic segregation of parental genetic markers. This was confirmed by KNA content, nuclear staining and comparison of survival rate to UV light. After keeping fusion hybrids for approximately one year, the frequency of spontaneous mitotic segregation was $3.0\times 10^{-4}$ - $8.1\times 10^{-4}$ while that of induced mitotic segregation was $1.4\times 10^{-3}$- $1.7\times 10^{-3}$. These results suggested that they maintained stable karyogamy state. It was also found that the production of $\beta$-D-galactosidase from F15, F33 and F158 was somewhat increased when compared with that from either auxotrophic parents or wild type.

Keywords

Candida pseudoroopicalis;fusion hybrids;genetic analysis