Yeast Protoplast Fusion

  • Elliot B. Gingold
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


A major limitation to the results that could be achieved using traditional methods in the study of microbial genetics has been the barriers to fusion that exist both between isolates belonging to different species, and also often between different isolates of the same species. Thus a scientific worker may have obtained two varieties of fungi, each with their own desirable characteristics, but have been unable to combine the characteristics in a single organism. Even more severe barriers to genetic recombination were often found when working with bacteria.


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  1. Ferenczy, L. (1981) Microbial Protoplast Fusion, in Society for General Microbiology, Symposium 31, “Genetics as a Tool in Microbiology” (Glover, S.W. and Hopwood, D.A., eds.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.Google Scholar

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© The Humana Press Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliot B. Gingold
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  1. 1.Division of Biological and Environmental StudiesThe Hatfield PolytechnicUK

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