Plant genetics: Increased outcrossing in hothead mutants

@article{Peng2006PlantGI,
  title={Plant genetics: Increased outcrossing in hothead mutants},
  author={P. Peng and S. W. Chan and G. Shah and S. Jacobsen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={443},
  pages={E8-E8}
}
  • P. Peng, S. W. Chan, +1 author S. Jacobsen
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Arising from: S. J. Lolle, J. L. Victor, J. M. Young & R. E. Pruitt 434, 505–509 (2005); Lolle et al. replyLolle et al. report that loss-of-function alleles of the HOTHEAD (HTH) gene in Arabidopsis thaliana are genetically unstable, giving rise to wild-type revertants. On the basis of the reversion of many other genetic markers in hth plants, they suggested a model in which a cache of extragenomic information could cause genes to revert to the genotype of previous generations. In our attempts… CONTINUE READING
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