A new mutation protocol for obtaining auxotrophic mutants of the yeast Phaffia rhodozyma

Zs Palágyi, A. Nagy, Cs Vágvölgyi, L. Ferenczy

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A new mutation strategy, which involves γ-irradiation of cells followed by a selective enzymatic enrichment step, was worked out to obtain auxotrophic mutants from the astaxanthin-producing yeast P. rhodozyma. Under the optimized conditions described, different mutants suitable for strain improvement were isolated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-402
Number of pages2
JournalBiotechnology Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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