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Genetics. 1994 Mar; 136(3): 849–856.
PMCID: PMC1205890

Efficient Targeted Integration at Leu1-32 and Ura4-294 in Schizosaccharomyces Pombe


Homologous integration into the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe has not been well characterized. In this study, we have examined integration of plasmids carrying the leu1(+) and ura4(+) genes into their chromosomal loci. Genomic DNA blot analysis demonstrated that the majority of transformants have one or more copies of the plasmid vector integrated via homologous recombination with a much smaller fraction of gene conversion to leu1(+) or ura4(+). Non-homologous recombination events were not observed for either gene. We describe the construction of generally useful leu1(+) and ura4(+) plasmids for targeted integration at the leu1-32 and ura4-294 loci of S. pombe.

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