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The maize dull1 (du1) gene is a determinant of the structure of endosperm starch, and du1- mutations affect the activity of two enzymes involved in starch biosynthesis, starch synthase II (SSII) and starch branching enzyme IIa (SBEIIa). Six novel du1- mutations generated in Mutator-active plants were identified. A portion of the du1 locus was cloned by(More)
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae the MSH4-MSH5, MLH1-MLH3, and MUS81-MMS4 complexes act to promote crossing over during meiosis. MSH4-MSH5, but not MUS81-MMS4, promotes crossovers that display interference. A role for MLH1-MLH3 in crossover control is less clear partly because mlh1Delta mutants retain crossover interference yet display a decrease in crossing(More)
Chromosome movements are a general feature of mid-prophase of meiosis. In budding yeast, meiotic chromosomes exhibit dynamic movements, led by nuclear envelope (NE)-associated telomeres, throughout the zygotene and pachytene stages. Zygotene motion underlies the global tendency for colocalization of NE-associated chromosome ends in a "bouquet." In this(More)
Germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) gene MLH1 are associated with a large percentage of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancers. There are approximately 250 known human mutations in MLH1. Of these, one-third are missense variants that are often difficult to characterize with regards to pathogenicity. We analysed 28 alleles of baker's(More)
A search for antibody rises to viral antigens other than to Epstein-Barr virus, the causative agent, has been carried out in serial serum samples from 82 patients with infectious mononucleosis (IM). Fourfold or greater rises in titer rarely occurred and did did not cluster in time. No rises occurred to cytomegalovirus, only 1.2 percent to herpes simplex(More)
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