Maize-targeted mutagenesis: A knockout resource for maize

May, B. P., Liu, H., Vollbrecht, E., Senior, L., Rabinowicz, P. D., Roh, D., Pan, X. K., Stein, L., Freeling, M., Alexander, D., Martienssen, R. (2003) Maize-targeted mutagenesis: A knockout resource for maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 100 (20). pp. 11541-11546. ISSN 0027-8424

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12954979
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1831119100

Abstract

We describe an efficient system for site-selected transposon mutagenesis in maize. A total of 43,776 F-1 plants were generated by using Robertson's Mutator(Mu) pollen parents and self-pollinated to establish a library of transposon-mutagenized seed. The frequency of new seed mutants was between 10(-4) and 10(-5) per F-1 plant. As a service to the maize community, maize-targeted mutagenesis selects insertions in genes of interest from this library by using the PCR. Pedigree, knockout, sequence, phenotype, and other information is stored in a powerful interactive database (maize-targeted mutagenesis database) that enables analysis of the entire population and the handling of knockout requests. By inhibiting Mu activity in most F-1 plants, we sought to reduce somatic insertions that may cause false positives selected from pooled tissue. By monitoring the remaining Mu activity in the F-2, however, we demonstrate that seed phenotypes depend on it, and false positives occur in lines that appear to lack it. We conclude that more than half of all mutations arising in this population are suppressed on losing Mu activity. These results have implications for epigenetic models of inbreeding and for functional genomics.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: transposable element system caenorhabditis-elegans coordinate suppression gene inactivation mutant phenotype mutator system mu-transposons genome locus identification
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
organism description > plant > maize
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > mutations > mutagenesis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > mutations
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > transposons
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Communities: CSHL labs > Martienssen lab
CSHL labs > Stein lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2013 14:56
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 14:56
PMCID: PMC208794
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27982

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