Analysis of the karyotypes of multiple Candida albicans isolates by pulsed-field electrophoresis confirms the observation by Lasker et al. of eight chromosomes. The genes previously assigned to chromosome 1 in fact fall into two groups, one (including ADE1, SOR9, and CDC10) is linked to the ribosomal DNA genes on a chromosome called R, whereas the others are found on chromosome 1. Chromosome R varies in electrophoretic mobility among strains, usually running equal to or faster than chromosome 1 but in rare cases running slower than chromosome 1. In strain 1012A, the decreased mobility of one homolog is associated with the very large majority of the rDNA genes being on that homolog; the second homolog, with only a few copies, migrates with chromosome 2. Linkage analysis by using spheroplast fusion confirms the gene assignments made by hybridization to blots of the electrophoretic karyotype. A newly cloned gene, LYS2, hybridizes to chromosome 1.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Infection and immunity|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases