Natural variation in an essential host gene underlies resistance to a parasitic plasmid in budding yeast
posterposted on 20.04.2020 by Michelle Hays, Janet M. Young, Harmit S. Malik
Poster sessions are particularly prominent at academic conferences. Posters are usually one frame of a powerpoint (or similar) presentation and are represented at full resolution to make them zoomable.
Some Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains are resistant to the parasitic 2-micron plasmid. We used QTL mapping to identify genomic loci associated with this parasite resistance, and show that a natural variant of MMS21 (an essential host gene) contributes to this natural host immunity.