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Short Communications
The role of lipid peroxidation in the formation of yeast protoplast competence to genetic transformation
1Gorlov Yu. I., 1Kirillova V. S., 1Zharova L. G.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR
    Kiev, USSR


The induction of protoplast competence is found to occur against a background of an increase in the level of lipid peroxidation. The inhibitor of peroxidation of lipids (ionol, a synthetic antioxidant) considerably decreases the frequency of their transformation.


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