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Positive and Negative Regulation of the Suppressor-Mutator Element

  • N. Fedoroff
  • P. Masson
  • J. Banks
  • J. Kingsbury
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 47)

Abstract

The Suppressor-mutator (Spm) element is one of the most extensively studied maize transposable elements. It is the fully functional member of a transposable element family containing many functionally altered and mutant members. McClintock’s genetic studies on the Spm family defined the functional interrelationships both among elements of the family and between the elements and genes with Spm insertion mutations (12–27). Rhoades and Dempsey (35) independently identified mutations caused by the same element family; these were subsequently studied by Peterson (30–34), who named the element Enhancer (En).

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Transposable Element Carnegie Institution Genetic Inactivation 8167B Element Transposable Element Family 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Fedoroff
    • 1
  • P. Masson
    • 1
  • J. Banks
    • 1
  • J. Kingsbury
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EmbryologyCarnegie Institution of WashingtonBaltimoreUSA

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