The effect of the plating medium on the recovery of nonsense suppressors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

The recovery of nonsense suppressors in a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae carrying five ochre mutations, tr, hi, ly, ar, and ad, is affected by the plating medium. The highest frequency is observed on tryptophanless medium, while the lowest is observed on adenineless medium. Experiments showed that exogenous histidine inhibits suppressor expression and… CONTINUE READING