TABLE 2

Summary of mutant phenotypes

rad50, xrs2, mre11rad51, rad54, rad57rad52rad50, rad51 double mutant
Telomere lengthShortWild typeWild typeND
Kinetics of cell death in tlc1 backgroundNot distinguishable from tlc1Earlier than tlc1Earlier than tlc1Earlier than tlc1
Kinetics of telomere rearrangements in tlc1 backgroundLater than tlc1Earlier than tlc1NoneNone
Ability to generate tlc1 survivorsYesYesNoNo

ND, not done.