richards at BIODEC.WUSTL.EDU
Sat Nov 13 14:23:20 EST 1993
Re: meiotic drive and segregation distortion
>I am doing a little project for a class in molecular evolution of plants.
>I chose as topic "meiotic drive and segregation distortion". I haven't
>found a lot of information in the literature, apart from a few articles on
>rice and conifers. I wonder how widespread the phenomenon is in the plant
>kingdom. If you have encountered a situation of non-mendelian (1:1) segregation
>I would appreciate if you could send me some data on it.
>I am looking forward to hearing from you,
Abnormal chromosome 10 (K10) in maize exhibits segregation distortion.
The genetic behavior and chromosomal structure of K10 have been extensively
studied by Marcus Rhoades and Ellen Dempsey. Here's a few references:
Rhoades, M.M. (1942) Preferential segregation in maize. Genetics 27:395-407.
Longley, A.E. (1945). Abnormal segregation during megasporogenesis in maize.
Rhoades, M.M. (1952). Preferential segregation in maize. In: Heterosis
(ed. J.W. Gowen). Iowa State College Press, Ames. pp.66-80.
Rhoades, M.M. (1966). The effect of abnormal chromosome 10 on preferential
segregation and crossing over in maize. Genetics 53:989-1020.
Rhoades, M.M. (1985). Structural heterogeneity of chromosome 10 in races of
maize and teosinte. In: Plant Genetics (eds.?), Alan. R. Liss, Inc.
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