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Yeast Genetics Intro #2

Submitted by mrmoy on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 00:11

In this experiment, the yeast mutants requiring adenine was examined. Yeast cells cannot produce their own adenine, but if adenine is in the medium, then cells can convert it to adenosine monophosphate (AMP). The process of converting adenine to AMP requires multiple enzymes. As a result, any single mutation could result in an adenine requiring mutant or a mutant deficient for adenine biosynthesis.