Allosuppressors that enhance the efficiency of omnipotent suppressors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Genetics. 1987 Mar;115(3):451-60. doi: 10.1093/genetics/115.3.451.


Two recessive Mendelian-allosuppressors have been isolated and have been shown to enhance the efficiency of omnipotent suppressors thought to be translational ambiguity mutations. These allosuppressors are unlinked to each other or to the omnipotent suppressors on which they act. They also increase the efficiency of the serine-inserting UAA-suppressor, SUP16. One allosuppressor is allelic or tightly linked to the previously isolated sal2. Another allosuppressor, called sal6, represents a new locus, unlinked to the previously isolated sal1-sal5 that enhance the efficiency of the UAA-suppressors. When present singly in the absence of suppressors or other modifiers the sal2 and sal6 mutations do not have suppressor activity. However, when sal2 and sal6 are combined together in a haploid cell they do suppress weakly. In addition sal2 becomes a weak suppressor in the presence of the [eta +] modifying factor.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Genes, Recessive
  • Genetic Complementation Test
  • Genotype
  • Mutation
  • Phenotype
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*
  • Suppression, Genetic*