The new yeast genetics

Nature. 1983 Sep 29-Oct 5;305(5933):391-7. doi: 10.1038/305391a0.


Gene cloning and yeast DNA transformation techniques have greatly enhanced the power of classical yeast genetics. It is now possible to isolate any classically defined gene, to alter the yeast genome at will by replacing normal chromosomal sequences with mutated derivatives produced in vitro, and to create DNA molecules that behave as autonomous replicons or minichromosomes. These unique features of the new yeast genetics have been used to study many problems in eukaryotic molecular biology.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes / ultrastructure
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA Replication
  • DNA, Fungal / genetics*
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genes
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Mitosis
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*
  • Transformation, Genetic


  • DNA, Fungal