Keywords: mating-type switching
The yeast mating-type switching endonuclease HO is a domesticated member of an unorthodox homing genetic element familyA. Y. Coughlan, L. Lombardi, S. Braun-Galleani, A. A. R. Martos, V. Galeote, F. Bigey, S. Dequin, K. P. Byrne and K. H. Wolfe, eLife, 9:e55336. 2020.
The mating-type switching endonuclease HO plays a central role in the natural life cycle of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but its evolutionary origin is unknown. HO is a recent addition to yeast genomes, present in only a few genera close to Saccharomyces. Here we show that HO is ...
Keywords: gene drive genetics, gene drive mechanism, gene drive natural, homing endonuceases, mating-type switching, yeast