Synthetic Lethality

A genetic interaction is inferred when mutations or deletions in separate genes, each of which alone causes a minimal phenotype, result in lethality when combined in the same cell under a given condition.


Schizosaccharomyces pombe Pxl1 is a paxillin homologue that modulates Rho1 activity and participates in cytokinesis.

Pinar M, Coll PM, Rincon SA, Perez P

Schizosaccharomyces pombe Rho GTPases regulate actin cytoskeleton organization and cell integrity. We studied the fission yeast gene SPBC4F6.12 based on its ability to suppress the thermosensitivity of cdc42-1625 mutant strain. This gene, named pxl1(+), encodes a protein with three LIM domains that is similar to paxillin. Pxl1 does not interact with Cdc42 but it interacts with Rho1, and it negatively ... [more]

Mol. Biol. Cell Apr. 01, 2008; 19(4);1727-38 [Pubmed: 18256290]


  • Low Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: inviable (APO:0000112)

Related interactions

InteractionExperimental Evidence CodeDatasetThroughputScoreCurated ByNotes
Phenotypic Enhancement
Phenotypic Enhancement

A genetic interaction is inferred when mutation or overexpression of one gene results in enhancement of any phenotype (other than lethality/growth defect) associated with mutation or over expression of another gene.


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