Fungal protoplast fusion - a revisit

Biotechnology Centre, I.I.T. Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal, India
Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering (Impact Factor: 1.82). 04/2000; 22(5):429-431. DOI: 10.1007/s004490050755

ABSTRACT Protoplast fusion is a non-specific recombination technique used for transfer of cytosolic organelles including genetic material. The process involves cell wall breakdown, regeneration of protoplasts, chemofusion and electrofusion. This review article discusses all the stages involved in fusion of protoplasts and some of the applications of protoplast fusion technique in fungal systems.

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