New selectable marker/auxotrophic host strain combinations for molecular genetic manipulation of Pichia pastoris.
We describe the isolation and characterization of three new biosynthetic genes-ARG4, ADE1, and URA3-from the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. The predicted products of the genes share significant sequence similarity to their Saccharomyces cerevisiae counterparts, namely argininosuccinate lyase, PR-aminoimidazolesuccinocarboxamide synthase, and orotidine-5′-phosphate decarboxylase, respectively. Along with the previously described HIS4 gene, each gene was incorporated as the yeast selectable marker into a set of shuttle vectors designed to express foreign genes in P. pastoris. In addition, we have constructed a series of host strains containing all possible combinations of ade1, arg4, his4, and ura3 auxotrophies to be used with these new vectors.
Lin-Cereghino, G. P.,
New selectable marker/auxotrophic host strain combinations for molecular genetic manipulation of Pichia pastoris..
Gene, 263(1--2), 159–169.