Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Mucor circinelloides

I. Nyilasi, K. Ács, T. Papp, E. Nagy, C. Vágvölgyi

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The Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of the zygomycetous fungus Mucor circinelloides is described. A method was also developed for the hygromycin B-based selection of Mucor transformants. Transformation with the hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene of Escherichia coli controlled by the heterologous Aspergillus nidulans trpC promoter resulted in hygromycin B-resistant clones. The presence of the hygromycin resistance gene in the genome of the transformants was verified by polymerase chain reaction and Southern hybridization: the latter analyses revealed integrations in the host genome at different sites in different transformants. The stability of transformants remained questionable during the latter analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalFolia Microbiologica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology

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