Fungal protoplast fusion - A revisit

ArticleinBioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 22(5):429-431 · April 2000with25 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.00 · DOI: 10.1007/s004490050755


    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.