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Can J Microbiol. 1984 Jan;30(1):68-73.

Genetics of Aspergillus flavus: linkage of aflatoxin mutants.


Eight aflatoxin (afl) mutants of Aspergillus flavus were induced with N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine. Heterozygous diploids formed between afl mutants and tester strains revealed that each afl mutant was recessive. Haploids selected from these heterozygous diploids indicated the linkage of all eight afl mutants to markers on group VII. These include previously mapped arg-7 (arginine), leu (leucine), dominant afl-1, and nor which accumulates norsolorinic acid that is visible as an orange-red pigment. Diploid complementation tests indicated that all but two afl mutants were nonallelic. Diploids homozygous for nor, resulting from crossing-over, were isolated and used to map new afl genes.

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