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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Insertional Mutants: a Foundation for Assessing Gene Function

Author
item Hirschi, Kendal

Submitted to: Trends in Plant Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: March 14, 2003
Publication Date: June 16, 2003
Citation: HIRSCHI, K. INSERTIONAL MUTANTS: A FOUNDATION FOR ASSESSING GENE FUNCTION. TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2003. v. 8. p. 205-207.

Technical Abstract: The abundance of Arabidopsis T-DNA insert mutant lines portends the day when null alleles in every gene will be obtained. Once these are created, all plant scientists can become geneticists. However, caution must be exercised when ascribing gene function based exclusively on phenotypic analysis of null alleles.

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