Mutagenesis Using Robertson’s Mutator Lines and Consequent Insertions at the Adh1 Gene in Maize

  • Michael Freeling
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 47)


The Mu transposons in maize and their unique behaviors have been reviewed recently (14), as have results on the structure, function, and regulation of the alcohol dehydrogenase-1 gene (Adh1) in maize (11). My purpose is to review concisely our published and unpublished work on Mu1 and Mu3 insertional mutants at Adh1 and to discuss what I now take to be interesting or useful observations concerning mutagenesis using Mu.


Transposable Element Inverted Repeat Mutator Line Allyl Alcohol Mutator Element 
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  • Michael Freeling
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  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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