Spontaneous alterations in chromosome size and form in Zea mays

McClintock, Barbara (1941) Spontaneous alterations in chromosome size and form in Zea mays. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 9. pp. 72-81.

URL: http://symposium.cshlp.org/content/9/72
DOI: 10.1101/SQB.1941.009.01.010

Abstract

Spontaneous aberrations in maize leading to changes in size and form of the chromosomes have not been investigated from the point of view of determining, systematically, the frequency and positions of breakages and reunions of broken ends of the chromosomes of the complement, as has been done in Tradescantia (Giles, 1940), in Allium (Nichols, 1941) and in other forms (Darlington and Upcott, 1941). Nevertheless, through studies of various problems not directed toward this goal, much has been learned of the process underlying the origin of changes in size and form of the chromosomes of maize which are not conditioned by the usual methods of inducing aberrations, such as X-radiation, ultraviolet radiation, high temperatures and aging.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > chromosome
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > chromosomes, structure and function > chromosome
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Communities: CSHL labs > McClintock lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1941
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 19:42
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 19:42
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34587

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