By Brenda Maddox
In 1962, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick, and James Watson bought the Nobel Prize, however it was once Rosalind Franklin's facts and images of DNA that ended in their discovery.
Brenda Maddox tells a robust tale of a remarkably single-minded, forthright, and tempestuous younger lady who, on the age of fifteen, made up our minds she used to be going to be a scientist, yet who used to be airbrushed out of the best clinical discovery of the 20 th century.
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Gene transfer via pollen), relative fitness, and population growth. We found an increase in the outcrossing rate of transgenic A. thaliana relative to mutants carrying the same resistance allele (Bergelson et al. 1999). We additionally found positive effects of the introduced gene on the relative fitness of plants in the presence of herbicide (as would be predicted) and negative effects in the absence of herbicide (Bergelson et al. 1996, Purrington and Bergelson 1997). Surprisingly, just as in the medaka example above, these fitness effects did not translate into changes in population growth rates.
Transformation with a mutant Arabidopsis acetolactate synthase gene renders tobacco resistant to sulfonylurea herbicides, Mol. Gen. , 211, 266, 1988. Kaplan, N. , Hudson, R. , and Langley, C. , The “hitchhiking effect” revisited, Genetics, 123, 887, 1989. , and Jacobi, C. , Studying and managing the risk of cross-fertilization between transgenic crops and wild relatives, Mol. , 3, 15, 1994. Keeler, K. H. and Turner, C. , Management of transgenic plants in the environment, in Risk Assessment in Genetic Engineering: Environmental Release of Organisms, Levin, M.
These are standard differences between plants produced through mutagenesis and recombinant genetic manipulation. 1 Lines of A. thaliana Used in the Field Experiments Line designations GH50 Columbia (Wt) pGH8 Null-segregant Vector control Null-segregant Multiple ALS alleles Null-segregant Modification EMS mutagenesis None Transformed and tissue cultured Tissue cultured Transformed and tissue cultured Tissue cultured Transformed and tissue cultured Tissue cultured Resistance phenotype No. of independent comparisons Chlorsulfuron resistant Susceptible Chlorsulfuron/kanamycin resistant 1 4 Susceptible Kanamycin resistant 3 Susceptible Kanamycin resistant 4 Susceptible Note: Each line was created in the A.
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox