The Decreased Abundance by mRNA Perturbation (DAmP) Yeast Library is a collection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains containing compromised alleles of essential genes that exhibit modest growth defects. These alleles are hypomorphic and cover > 950 of the essential yeast genes as diploid and > 800 genes as haploid, enabling quantitative genetic interaction measurements that allow in-depth functional dissection of pathways and complexes.
The strategy for this library is based on disruption of the 3’ UTR (untranslated region) with an antibiotic resistance cassette (kanamycin), which destabilizes the corresponding transcript and can reduce mRNA levels 4- to 10-fold. The library is available in either haploid or heterozygous diploid formats.
Use for exploring interactions of essential genes
Sensitive detection of growth rate changes
High resolution functional analysis of the yeast genome
Hypermorphic alleles cover > 950 of the essential yeast genes as diploid and > 800 genes as haploid
The creators of this resource list the number of genes they believe to be essential in each collection in the product description. DAmP strains were created for additional genes and are included in the collections. The total the number of strains included in each collection is greater than the number listed in the product description.
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