Biolistic Transformation of Candida glabrata for Homoplasmic Mitochondrial Genome Transformants

  • Jingwen ZhouEmail author
  • Liming Liu
  • Guocheng Du
  • Jian Chen
Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)


Genetic operations of mitochondrial genome of non-conventional yeast species is of great interest to investigate physiological functions of those genes located on the genome and many important metabolism functions associated with mitochondria, such as energy metabolism, generation of reactive oxygen species. Here, we describe a method to transform the mitochondrial genome of Candida glabrata by biolistic transformation.


Mitochondria Peptite Spores DNA PCR Pathogen Fungi Biolistic transformation 



We are thankful to Thomas D. Fox for kind donation of pDS24 and continuous technical support; Nathalie Bonnefoy and Malgorzata Rak for suggestive discussion; and Xiaowei Niu for help with biolistic transformation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingwen Zhou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Liming Liu
    • 1
  • Guocheng Du
    • 1
  • Jian Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologyJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina

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