Transfer of the maize transposable element MU1 into Arabidopsis thaliana

Hong Zhang, Chris R. Somerville

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The maize transposable element Mu1 was transferred to Arabidopsis thaliana by Ti plasmid-mediated transformation and a fertile line containing Mu1 was regenerated. Southern analysis of transformed tissue indicated that the Mu1 DNA remained entirely within a segment of T-DNA during three sexual generations. The results of a search for spontaneous mutations in a large number of Mu1-containing seedlings suggests that the presence of Mu1 did not cause a major increase in the spontaneous mutation frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-173
Number of pages9
JournalPlant Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987


  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Robertson's Mutator
  • Ti plasmid
  • plant regeneration
  • transformation
  • transposable element


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