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Constructs and methods for genome editing and genetic engineering of fungi and protists

United States Patent

January 30, 2018
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Provided herein are constructs for genome editing or genetic engineering in fungi or protists, methods of using the constructs and media for use in selecting cells. The construct include a polynucleotide encoding a thymidine kinase operably connected to a promoter, suitably a constitutive promoter; a polynucleotide encoding an endonuclease operably connected to an inducible promoter; and a recognition site for the endonuclease. The constructs may also include selectable markers for use in selecting recombinations.
Hittinger; Christopher Todd (Madison, WI), Alexander; William Gerald (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
14/ 826,566
August 14, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under grant number 1253634 awarded by the National Science Foundation and grant number DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.