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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Oct 1980; 77(10): 6067–6071.
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Inheritance of chloroplast DNA in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii


Two symmetrically located deletions of approximately 100 base pairs each have been identified in chloroplast DNA of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Although present in a mutant strain that requires acetate for growth, both deletions have been shown to be distinct from the nonphotosynthetic phenotype of this strain. These physical markers in the chloroplast genome and maternally inherited genetic markers showed strict cotransmission in reciprocal crosses. Thus, our results are consistent with the location of the well-characterized maternally inherited genetic markers in chloroplast DNA of C. reinhardtii.

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