TABLE 2

RAD51 is required for repair of MuDR-induced DSBs in vegetative tissues

GenotypeMu activityNo. plants with severe developmental defectsaNo. normal plants
RAD51bActive10c13
RAD51+bActive030
RAD51dInactive015
  • a The severe developmental defects are described in Figure 5.

  • b Progeny of cross 8 (materials and methods). Because plants from these two categories are siblings, they can be directly compared.

  • c One defective plant died 2 weeks after germination.

  • d Progeny of cross 9. With the exception of rad51 genotypes and Mu activity, this category of plants possesses almost the same genetic background as the other two categories.