An Example of Gene Fixation Resulting from Selective Advantage in Suboptimal Conditions

@article{Schwartz1969AnEO,
  title={An Example of Gene Fixation Resulting from Selective Advantage in Suboptimal Conditions},
  author={D. Schwartz},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1969},
  volume={103},
  pages={479 - 481}
}
  • D. Schwartz
  • Published 1969
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
In maize, alcohol dehydrogenase (enzyme commission 1.1.1.1) occurs in the kernel and in the pollen. Enzyme activity falls off rapidly during seed germination (Efron and Schwartz 1968). As a result of treatment with the mutagen ethylmethane sulfonate (Schwartz, in preparation) we have induced a mutation at the Adhl locus which in homozygous condition fails to produce active enzyme. This mutant has been designated Adh10. Experiments are in progress to determine the nature of the mutation; however… Expand
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