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Thus, if this lesion is not repaired before the next replication, a T wiU be incorporated in place of a C. Following the second replication event, the original GC base pair will be replaced by an AT, resulting in a GC ~ AT transition. ) Modification of thymine by some alkylating agents can also produce TA ~ CG H3C-CH 2 \ ~);-d" ~~ ,~ /N~NH ~N~N"' ..... 6-Ethylthymine Guanine Mutant hunts transitions by a similar mechanism. Accordingly, a substantial fraction of the mutants produced by EMS mutagenesis are either missense or nonsense mutations.

Indeed, in a careful study ofthe effects of duplication and deletion in the Drosophila genome, Lindsley et ai. (J 972) estimated that flies could not usually tolerate heterozygosity for autosomal deficiencies that were much larger than 1% of the genome (- J50~200) genes. g. sex-linked genes in XY male Ilies, worms, mice, or humans). Their ability to do so reflects the capacity of each of these organisms to perform one of a set of processes referred to as dosage compensation. In the case of flies and worms, the dosage compensation mechanisms act to increase the activity of X chromosomal genes in XY or XO males, respectively, to match that observed in XX females or hermaphrodites.

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