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pulling out the mutant allele

John Cannon cannon at MEDSCI.MBP.MISSOURI.EDU
Fri Feb 25 15:46:08 EST 1994

  The question pertained to how big the gap can be for the "gap repair"
gene conversion method to retrieve mutant alleles. The answer is thousands
of Kb !! You can make large circular yeast chromosomes if you want to.
The trick is that if you need to recover these by transforming _E. coli_,
you better stick to <50Kb or suffer great transformation efficieny losses.

John Cannon
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

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