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A suppressor in Neurospora and its use as evidence for allelism

Houlahan, Mary B. and Mitchell, Herschel K. (1947) A suppressor in Neurospora and its use as evidence for allelism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 33 (8). pp. 223-229. ISSN 0027-8424.

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In Drosophila recessive mutations have been observed which suppress the effect of specific mutations at other loci. Thus an individual, homozygous for a suppressor gene in the mutant form and for the mutant gene upon which the suppressor acts, is phenotypically wild type, or nearly so. Suppressors of black,(1) purple,(2,3) sable(4) and vermilion(4, 5) are among those, which have been reported. In the vermilion case there is evidence(5) which shows that the action of the suppressor is to restore v+ substance (kynurenine), the formation of which is prevented when the mutant gene vermilion is present in the homozygous condition.

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Additional Information:© 1947 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated June 10, 1947. Work supported by grants from the Rockefeller Foundation.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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