Here goes the summary of responses on REMI (restriction enzyme mediated
integration). I apologize for delay in posting this.
It appears that there is a considerable interest in this technique for
insertional mutagenesis in plants, although not much has been done.
General description of the technique:
Integration of DNA fragments by illegitimate recombination in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc.Natl. Acad. Sci USA 88:7585-7589. 1991
RH Schiestl and TD Petes
Tagging developmental genes in Dictyostelium by restriction
enzyme-mediated integration of plasmid DNA. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
89:8803-8807. 1992. A Kuspa and WF Loomis
One recent application of REMI in slime mold:
Dynes et al,
Genes and Devel., 8:948-958, 1994
And the only (?) plant paper describing first step towards development of
REMI in plants:
Alteration of gene expression by restriction enzymes electroporated into
plant cells. Mutation Res. 302:75-82. 1993. M Ashraf, M Atschuler, S
Galasinski,and TD Griffiths.
Thanks to all who replied!!!