Gene Tagging with Ac/Ds Elements in Maize

  • Stephen L. Dellaporta
  • Maria A. Moreno
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A ctivator (Ac) and Ds (Dissociation) comprise a family of maize transposable elements. Ac is the autonomous member of the family, capable of producing a transposase factor needed for mobility. Ds elements are nonautonomous and capable of transposition only when transactivated by Ac (reviewed by Fedoroff 1989). The mobility of these elements provides a useful molecular genetic tool for gene tagging in maize.


AciDs Element Transposition Event Maize Transposable Element Imprecise Excision Independent Transposition 
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  • Stephen L. Dellaporta
  • Maria A. Moreno

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