DNA sequence of the maize transposable element Dissociation

Nature. 1984 Jan 12-18;307(5947):127-30. doi: 10.1038/307127a0.


The DNA sequence of the terminal 4.2 kilobases (kb) of the 30-kb insertion in the endosperm sucrose synthase gene of maize mutant sh-m5933 shows that it comprises two identical 2,040-base pair (bp) segments, one inserted in the reverse direction into the other. We suggest that the 2,040-bp sequence is an example of the transposable element Dissociation described by Barbara McClintock.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Biological Evolution
  • DNA / genetics*
  • DNA Transposable Elements*
  • Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Zea mays / genetics*


  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X00269