A small 78 codon ORF, named HTL1 (Chen et al., unpublished results), situated between loci MAK31 and HSP30 on chromosome III of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is required for growth at 37°C. In this communication, we characterize the ORF and show that disruption of HTL1, besides preventing growth at 37°C, causes genetic and/or epigenetic instability at 26°C: ploidy increases in about 10% of cells grown from individual disruptants and a fraction of disruptant clones are predestined to a rapid and progressive loss of fertility during growth at 26°C.
- Chromosome segregation
- Genome stability
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae HTL1
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)