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G418, Yeast genetic background difference? Others?

Krasen Dimitrov krasen at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 22 17:21:54 EST 1999

I appologize if this sounds obnoxiuos, but are you sure you didn't knock
something important in your diploid with the Kan marker?

Hui Cai wrote:

> Hello All.
>   I had a couple of quick questions, please, if anybody could help out.
> 1)  Is there a genetic background effect of G418 resistance using the
> NeoR gene?
> (I have a diploid strain with the resistance that grows fine on
> YPD+G418, but,
> after I sporulate none of the spores will grow on YPD+G418)
> 2)  Possibly just a historical question, but, why does it seem that
> antibiotic resistance
> markers are used so seldomly in yeast work?
> Thanks for your help!
>    Hui
>     hcai at ucla.edu

Krassen Dimitrov, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biotechnology,
Box 357730,
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195
phone: (206) 685-6892
e-mail: krasen at u.washington.edu

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