Electrophoretic karyotype of Mucor circinelloides

A. Nagy, Cs Vágvölgyi, E. Balla, L. Ferenczy

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Contour-clamped homogeneous electric field (CHEF) gel electrophoresis was used to separate chromosomal size DNA molecules of two Mucor circinelloides strains. Electrophoretic karyotypes revealed the presence of eight distinct bands for the M. circinelloides f. lusitanicus strain, and four, presumably multiple, bands for the M. circinelloides f. gryseo-cyanus strain. The approximate sizes of the resolved chromosomal DNA bands ranged from 2.3 to 8.1 Mb, giving estimated genome sizes of 38.7 and 32.6 Mb, respectively. Hybridisation techniques were used to assign the leuA gene to a chromosome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Genetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1994



  • CHEF
  • Electrophoretic karyotype
  • Gene mapping
  • Mucor circinelloides

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  • Genetics

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