Comparison of non-mutant and mutant waxy genes in rice and maize.

@article{Okagaki1988ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of non-mutant and mutant waxy genes in rice and maize.},
  author={Ron J Okagaki and Susan R. Wessler},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1988},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={1137-43}
}
The waxy gene, which is responsible for the synthesis of amylose in endosperm and pollen, is genetically well characterized in many grasses including maize and rice. Homology between the previously cloned maize waxy gene and the rice gene has facilitated our cloning of a 15-kb HindIII fragment that contains the entire rice gene. A comparison of the restriction maps of the maize and rice genes indicates that many restriction sites within translated exons are conserved. In addition, the rice gene… CONTINUE READING

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