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Cytological Evidence that Alternative Transposition by Ac Elements Causes Reciprocal Translocations and Inversions in Zea mays L.
Maydica
  • V. Pulletikurti, Illinois State University
  • C. Yu, Iowa State University
  • Thomas Peterson, Iowa State University
  • D. F. Weber, Illinois State University
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Article
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Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
McClintock discovered the first transposable element system, the Ac/Ds system in maize. She also reported that the Ac/Ds system could cause chromosome breakage and chromosome aberrations; however, the underlying mechanism was not known. Here, we recovered reciprocal translocations and inversions that were produced by alternative transposition in maize lines containing closely linked Ac transposable element termini. The cytological breakpoints of 7 reciprocal translocations and 2 pericentric inversions were determined by cytological analysis in this study.
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This article is from Maydica 54 (2009): 457. Posted with permission.

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V. Pulletikurti, C. Yu, Thomas Peterson and D. F. Weber. "Cytological Evidence that Alternative Transposition by Ac Elements Causes Reciprocal Translocations and Inversions in Zea mays L." Maydica Vol. 54 (2009) p. 457 - 462
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas-peterson/7/