The 2 micron plasmid: a selfish genetic element with an optimized survival strategy within Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Abstract

Since its discovery in the early 70s, the 2 micron plasmid of Saccharomyces cerevisiae continues to intrigue researchers with its high protein-coding capacity and a selfish nature yet high stability, earning it the title of a ‘miniaturized selfish genetic element’. It codes for four proteins (Rep1, Rep2, Raf1, and Flp) vital for its own survival and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00294-017-0719-2

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