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Mutat Res. 1984 Feb;125(2):185-94.

Isolation and characterization of MMS-sensitive mutants of Neurospora crassa.

Abstract

Seven different mutants that show high sensitivity to MMS killing were isolated and mapped at different loci. One group, mms-(SA1), mms-(SA2) and mms-(SA6), showed high sensitivity to MMS but not to UV or gamma-rays. Another group, mms-(SA4) and mms-(SA5), showed extremely high sensitivity to UV and MMS. And mms-(SA3) and mms-(SA7) were moderately sensitive to both UV and MMS. Mms-(SA4) and mms-(SA1) were identified as alleles of uvs-2 and mus-7, respectively, which had been previously isolated. The mms-(SA1), mms-(SA6) and mms-(SA7) strains were barren in homozygous crosses, and the mms-(SA5) strain was barren in heterozygous crosses. The mms-(SA1), mms-(SA3) and mms-(SA5) strains showed high sensitivity to histidine. In summary, at least two new loci involved in the repair of MMS damage have been identified. The possibility that some of these new mutants are in new repair pathways is suggested.

PMID:
6230534
DOI:
10.1016/0027-5107(84)90068-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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