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Corn Genetics Question

Dave Matthews matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu
Thu Aug 17 13:52:46 EST 2000

Hi Nancy,

Do you know about the Oregon Wolfe Barleys?

- Dave

>  To: maize at net.bio.net
>  From: nlp at noctrl.edu ("Nancy Peterson")
>  Subject: Corn Genetics Question
>  Date: 17 Aug 2000 19:29:17 +0100
>  I am trying to develop a non-majors general biology lab exercise that
>  connects Mendalian genetics to an actual gene. My hope would be to
>  use corn seed color. Carolina Biological sells corn cobs that
>  students could count & see that the 3:1 ratio holds. I'd like to then
>  have them plant the seeds, grow the plants and do PCR to show that
>  the purple seeds which show one phenotype can have different
>  genotypes whereas the yellow are all the same genotype. I have found
>  the nucleotide sequence for the wildtype R1 gene but I don't know
>  which r1 allele Carolina sells. Does anybody out there know which
>  allele it is? Does anybody know of tested primers for the R1 & r1
>  genes? I would sure appreciate any help you could give me.
>  Thanks,
>  Nancy Peterson
>  Dept. of Chemistry
>  North Central College
>  Naperville IL 60566

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