Differential Regulation of the Adh1 Gene in Maize: Facts and Theories

  • Mitrick A. Johns
  • Mary Alleman
  • Michael Freeling
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 26)


All genes are differentially regulated in the sense that each gene is expressed at different levels in different tissues and times during development and senescence. A gene that was expressed to the same extent in every cell at all times would be highly unusual: even such basic housekeeping genes as those specifying the histones are differentially regulated over the cell cycle. Tissue and temporal specificity is thus a fundamental property of genes in higher organisms.


Differential Regulation Reciprocal Effect Regulatory Mutant Allyl Alcohol Gene Competition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitrick A. Johns
    • 1
  • Mary Alleman
    • 1
  • Michael Freeling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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