Submitted to: Trends in Plant Science
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/14/2003
Publication Date: 6/16/2003
Citation: HIRSCHI, K. INSERTIONAL MUTANTS: A FOUNDATION FOR ASSESSING GENE FUNCTION. TRENDS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2003. v. 8. p. 205-207. Interpretive Summary:
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.