Altered Synthesis and Catabolism of Purine Nucleotides in Regulatory Mutants of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

  • J. Frank Henderson
  • P. W. Burridge
  • R. A. Woods
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In 1970 Armitt and Woods (1) reported the isolation of a series of mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that did not require purines for growth but which excreted substantial amounts of purines into the growth medium. Genetic studies showed that these yeast strains were associated with six unlinked genes (pur1, pur2, pur3, pur4, pur5, pur6), and although most of the mutations were recessive, one, pur6, had both recessive and dominant (PUR6) alleles.


Yeast Strain Purine Metabolism Purine Nucleotide Purine Base Nucleotide Synthesis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Frank Henderson
    • 1
  • P. W. Burridge
    • 1
  • R. A. Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.Cancer Research Unit and Department of BiochemistryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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