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Phenotype with AC or Mu gene knock outs

Peter A Peterson pap at iastate.edu
Fri Feb 19 14:14:36 EST 1999

Steve..does your count consider proximity to targets? PAP

At 12:35 PM 2/19/99 -0500, you wrote:
>The answer depends on how close you look.  At the gross phenotypic level
>(seeds, seedlings, plants, etc.) the frequency of detectable recessive and
>dominant mutations in ca. 10,000 independent transpositions of Ac is between
>5-10%.  The problem is correcting this value for the frequency of mutations
>that are Ac-induced.  That is, many of these mutations (over half) are not
>caused by Ac but by some other means including Ds transpositions.
>Nevertheless, the data does indicate that at least 9 out of 10 independent
>Ac insertions lead to no detectable phenotype at the *gross phenotypic

Peter A. Peterson
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