Alcohol Dehydrogenase in Maize: Genetic Basis for Isozymes

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Science  31 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3905, pp. 623-624
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3905.623-a


There are two distinct electrophoretic forms of alcohol dehydrogenase (alcohol: NAD oxidoreductase, E.C. in each of several inbred strains of maize examined. Electrophoretic variants of each form are under genetic control. Recombinants recovered from crosses involving the variant isozymes suggest that the two isozymes are under the control of two distinct but closely linked loci.

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