Co-curing of plasmids affecting killer double-stranded RNAs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: [HOK], [NEX], and the abundance of L are related and further evidence that M1 requires L.

@article{Sommer1982CocuringOP,
  title={Co-curing of plasmids affecting killer double-stranded RNAs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae: [HOK], [NEX], and the abundance of L are related and further evidence that M1 requires L.},
  author={S. S. Sommer and Reed B Wickner},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1982},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={545-51}
}
We describe two sets of plasmid-plasmid interactions in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. [HOK], [EXL], [NEX], and [KIL-k1] are genetically defined plasmids, and M1 and L are biochemically defined double-stranded RNA plasmids. We show that (i) [HOK], [NEX], and the abundance of L are related, and (ii) under submaximal curing conditions, all colonies retaining M1 also retain L. There are three pieces of evidence that either [NEX] required [HOK] for replication or [NEX] and [HOK] are on the… CONTINUE READING