Critical rate of mutations

Kevin P. O'Connell oconne18 at pilot.msu.edu
Mon Jun 13 20:07:00 EST 1994


In Article <1994Jun13.144451.11047 at emba.uvm.edu> "brianf at med.uvm.edu (Brian Foley)" says:
> Megan Mignerey (megan at altair.krl.caltech.edu) wrote:
> : Hi,
> : 	I need some information on examples of species shortening the
> : genome length in order to avoid an insupportable number of mutations and
> 
Megan, 
I believe flax alters it's genome size in response to environmental stress.
It's been a while since I read this literature, but the phenomenon has been
known for a while and I think it's referred to in Watson et al.'s text on 
molecular biology.  Sorry I can't recall the particulars!
Kevin 



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