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DNA lesions occur with loss of viability in embryos of ageing rye seed

Nature volume 272, pages 593599 (13 April 1978) | Download Citation

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In dry seeds, fragmentation of nuclear DNA and activation of DNases occur in vivo during embryo senescence. This loss of DNA integrity could be the source of chromosomal aberrations and impaired transcription observed when seeds of low viability germinate.

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    • Kathryn S. E. Cheah

    Present address: Department of Medical Biochemistry, Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK.

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