Nitrate-nonutilizing mutants and vegetative self-incompatibility in Cunninghamella echinulata var. elegans

Citation
P. Bayman et Jw. Bennett, Nitrate-nonutilizing mutants and vegetative self-incompatibility in Cunninghamella echinulata var. elegans, BIOTECH LET, 20(10), 1998, pp. 901-903
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biotecnology & Applied Microbiology",Microbiology
Journal title
BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS
ISSN journal
0141-5492 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
10
Year of publication
1998
Pages
901 - 903
Database
ISI
SICI code
0141-5492(199810)20:10<901:NMAVSI>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
Cunninghamella echinulata var. elegans is a model system for the study of m etabolism of toxic compounds. Unlike most other zygomycete fungi, Cunningha mella can use nitrate as a sole N source. We generated nitrate-nonutilizing (Nit(-)) mutants in three isolates of C. echinulata var. elegans. Mutants at the niaD and nirA(-) loci were unable to complement each other, suggesti ng that this fungus is vegetatively self-incompatible. Vegetative self-inco mpatibility may prove advantageous for using Cunninghamella for in situ bio remediation.