Video 32: Nathaniel Comfort, clip 4
Nathaniel Comfort published The Tangled Field (2001), a biographical study of McClintock's life, thought, and impact. In this clip he describes the breakage fusion bridge cycle McClintock used to generate mutations that enabled her to map genes on the short arm of chromosome 9 in maize.
corn genetics, barbara mcclintock, nathaniel comfort, breakage fusion bridge cycle, mutations, short arm chromosome 9, maize
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DNAFTB Gallery 32: Barbara McClintock presents her work with maize.
The Maize Genome Project is the culmination of a century of maize research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory that began with George Shull and continued with Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock.
McClintock's contributions to corn genetics.
Comments on McClintock's 1931 paper.
What did McClintock think about the dissociator and activator genes?
Why did McClintock stay at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory?
How was McClintock able to do what she did?
Barbara McClintock did pioneer work in plant genetics. She received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983.
George Beadle had successful research careers in corn and Drosophila genetics, before starting the field of Neurospora research.
Wildtype corn, bz-stable, and bz-mutable mutants.