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The nuclear ribosomal repeats for the 18S, 5.8S, and 26S RNAs of two closely related Picea (spruce) species were characterized by restriction mapping and Southern blot hybridization. Restriction polymorphisms were identified in the IGS and ITS sequences; however, no polymorphism was species specific. As many as five different rDNA repeat units were observed(More)
Transposition of a receptor element (Rs) for the suppressor-mutator (Spm) has generated the first Spm-controlled mutable allele of the bronze-1 (bz) locus in maize (Zea mays L.). In the absence of Spm, bz-m13 conditions full anthocyanin pigmentation in the aleurone but has a markedly decreased level compared to wild type of the gene product,(More)
Intergeneric relationships in the Hamamelidaceae have long been controversial. In this study, sequences of the internal transcribed spacers of nuclear ribosomal DNA were used to reconstruct the phylogeny for the Hamamelidaceae. Three major clades were recognized in the ITS-based phylogenetic tree: (1) Mytilaria-Exbucklandia-Rhodoleia, (2) Disanthus, and (3)(More)
We have used PCR (polymerase chain reaction) to isolate nuclear ribosomal sequences from seven species of Picea (spruce). The amplified products contained approximately 200 base pairs from the 3' end of the 18S rRNA gene and the entire first internal transcribed spacer (ITS1). The sequences from these two functionally distinct regions were aligned and(More)
In this article we present constructions for perfect deletion-correcting codes. The first construction uses perfect deletion-correcting codes without repetition of letters to construct other perfect deletion-correcting codes. This is a generalization of the construction shown in [1]. In the third section we investigate several constructions of perfect(More)
The Ds-controlled allele, bz-m4 Derivative 6856 [bz-m4 D6856], is reported to have an altered temporal- and tissue-specific pattern of gene expression. We have cloned this allele and have characterized it at the molecular level. The mutation was caused by the insertion of a complex transposon-like structure 36 base pairs downstream from the Bz mRNA cap(More)
The regulatory mutation bronze mutable 4 Derivative 6856 (bz-m4 D6856) contains a complex 6.7 kb Dissociation (Ds) element tagged with a duplication of low copy bz 3' flanking sequences (Klein et al. 1988). This creates a unique opportunity to study the transposition of a single member of the repetitive family of Ds elements. Eighteen full purple revertants(More)