C-Im846079.- a highly mutable C-I allele

A highly unstable mutant allele, C-Im846079, has been rescued from a mottled-like kernel isolated from a population containing a Cy transposable element.

Results from confirmation tests and further genetic tests have indicated that the exceptional mottled-like phenotype showing heavy sectoring of colored cells in a colorless background is heritable. It is controlled by the mutant allele C-Im846079, very likely under an autonomous mode.

Yong-Bao Pan and Peter A. Peterson

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