Exceptional segregation of a selectable marker (KanR) in Arabidopsis identifies genes important for gametophytic growth and development.

@article{Feldmann1997ExceptionalSO,
  title={Exceptional segregation of a selectable marker (KanR) in Arabidopsis identifies genes important for gametophytic growth and development.},
  author={Kenneth A. Feldmann and Daniel Adam Coury and Michael L. Christianson},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1997},
  volume={147 3},
  pages={1411-22}
}
Genes transformed into plants are usually inherited in a regular Mendelian manner. There are, however, transformants in which the selectable trait fails to segregate as expected. Genetic analysis of the kanamycin-resistance (KanR) trait in >900 independent transformants of Arabidopsis revealed that 9% produced progeny families with an enormous deficiency of KanR individuals. Self-pollination of individual KanR plants from these families revealed lines that continued to segregate for a… CONTINUE READING