High-throughput genetic interaction mapping in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
2007 (English)In: Nature Methods, ISSN 1548-7091, E-ISSN 1548-7105, Vol. 4, no 10, 861-866 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Epistasis analysis, which reports on the extent to which the function of one gene depends on the presence of a second, is a powerful tool for studying the functional organization of the cell. Systematic genome-wide studies of epistasis, however, have been limited, with the majority of data being collected in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here we present two 'pombe epistasis mapper' strategies, PEM-1 and PEM-2, which allow for high-throughput double mutant generation in the fission yeast, S. pombe. These approaches take advantage of a previously undescribed, recessive, cycloheximide-resistance mutation. Both systems can be used for genome-wide screens or for the generation of high-density, quantitative epistatic miniarray profiles (E-MAPs). Since S. cerevisiae and S. pombe are evolutionary distant, this methodology will provide insight into conserved biological pathways that are present in S. pombe, but not S. cerevisiae, and will enable a comprehensive analysis of the conservation of genetic interaction networks.
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2007. Vol. 4, no 10, 861-866 p.
cycloheximide, article, controlled study, fungal genetics, fungus mutant, gene interaction, gene mutation, genetic conservation, genetic epistasis, nonhuman, priority journal, quantitative analysis, recessive inheritance, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Epistasis, Genetic, Genes, Lethal, Genome, Fungal, Genomics, Mutation, Schizosaccharomyces, Transformation, Genetic, Saccharomycetales, Schizosaccharomycetaceae
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22585DOI: 10.1038/nmeth1098ISI: 000249778200023PubMedID: 17893680ScopusID: 2-s2.0-35848940244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-22585DiVA: diva2:704565