Random chromosome segregation without meiotic arrest in both male and female meiocytes of a dmc1 mutant of Arabidopsis.

@article{Couteau1999RandomCS,
  title={Random chromosome segregation without meiotic arrest in both male and female meiocytes of a dmc1 mutant of Arabidopsis.},
  author={Florence Couteau and François Belzile and Christine Horlow and Olivier Grandjean and Daniel Vezon and M P Doutriaux},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={1623-34}
}
In yeast, the DMC1 gene is required for interhomolog recombination, which is an essential step for bivalent formation and the correct partition of chromosomes during meiosis I. By using a reverse genetics approach, we were able to identify a T-DNA insertion in AtDMC1, the Arabidopsis homolog of DMC1. Homozygotes for the AtDMC1 insertion failed to express… CONTINUE READING