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Frontiers of Agriculture in China

ISSN 1673-7334

ISSN 1673-744X(Online)

CN 11-5729/S

Front. Agric. China    2008, Vol. 2 Issue (4) : 396-403     DOI: 10.1007/s11703-008-0072-9
Maize Mutator transposon
WANG Yijun1, DENG Dexiang1, BIAN Yunlong1, XU Mingliang2
1.Agricultural College, Yangzhou University; 2.National Maize Improvement Center of China, China Agricultural University;
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Abstract Transposable elements are widely distributed in eukaryotes. Due to its high copy numbers, high forward mutation rate and preferential insertion into low-copy DNA sequences, among others, the Mutator system has been widely used as a mutagen in genomic research. The discovery, classification, transposition specificity and epigenetic regulation of Mutator transposons were described. The application of Mutator tagging in plant genomic research was also presented. The role of Mu-like elements in genome evolution was briefly depicted. Moreover, the direction of Mutator transposon research in the future was discussed.
Issue Date: 05 December 2008
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DENG Dexiang,WANG Yijun,BIAN Yunlong, et al. Maize Mutator transposon[J]. Front. Agric. China, 2008, 2(4): 396-403.
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