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Phenotype with AC or Mu gene knock outs

keith.edwards keith.edwards at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Feb 16 10:47:56 EST 1999

Dear All,
             Given the predicated ancient tetraploid nature of the maize
genome, I am interested in finding out how often an insertion into a gene (via
Ac or Spm or Mu transposon tagging) leads to a detectable phenotype. Our very
preliminary data suggests that we see a phenotype more often than we would
predicate from the known number of single copy genes in the maize genome.
Please note that our calculations already assume that Ac, Spm or Mu hits
transcribed sequences 95% of the time.

Any help would be appreciated

Keith Edwards

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