A reusable method for construction of non-marker large fragment deletion yeast auxotroph strains: A practice in Torulopsis glabrata.
Zhou J, Dong Z, Liu L, Du G, Chen J
Journal of Microbiological Methods (2008)
Category: yeast-misc ¤ Added: Nov 10, 2008 ¤ Rating: ◊◊
A reusable method for construction of yeast auxotrophic mutants with large deletions that do not contain markers was developed and successfully applied to a pyruvate overproducing yeast strain, Torulopsis glabrata CCTCC M202019. A URA3 knockout fragment with a large deletion of the open reading frame and long homologous arms was constructed by fusion PCR and transformed into the parent strain by high-efficiency electroporation. A high concentration of transformed yeast was achieved by subsequently culturing in rich medium for 24 h and in nitrogen-free minimal medium for 4 h. Potential Deltaura3 auxotrophic mutants were enriched by treatment with nystatin and selection on uracil-limited medium. Mutants were confirmed by streaking cultures and colony PCR. Deltaarg8 and Deltaura3Deltaarg8 double auxotroph mutants were also successfully constructed using this method.