In this report, McClintock used the BFB cycle to explore the effects of loss of increasingly larger amounts of a chromosome.
The broader implications of her findings hinted toward the possibility of purposely generating specific mutations, a potentially
powerful tool for mapping genes along a chromosome arm.
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Periodical: McClintock, Barbara. "Maize Genetics." Carnegie Institution of Washington Yearbook 42, (1943): 148-152. Article. 5
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