In the context of the EUROFAN programme, we report the deletion and functional analysis of six open reading frames (ORFs) on the right arm of chromosome XII of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Using a PCR-based gene replacement strategy, we have systematically deleted individual ORFs and subjected the heterozygous diploids and haploid knockout strains to basic genetic and phenotypic characterization. Two ORFs, YLR127c and YLR129w, are essential for viability, whereas no growth phenotype could be detected following deletion of YLR124w, YLR125w, YLR126c or YLR128w. For each of the individual ORFs, a kanMX4 replacement cassette and the corresponding cognate wild-type gene were cloned into appropriate plasmids.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|