EMS- and radiation-induced mutation frequencies at individual loci in Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh

Mutat Res. 1982 Mar;93(1):109-23. doi: 10.1016/0027-5107(82)90129-4.


Average mutation frequencies per locus per dose of mutagen - EMS, X-rays and fast neutrons - were estimated from 15 different loci of Arabidopsis thaliana. These loci relate to clearly distinguishable phenotypic mutant groups, each affected by a limited number of loci. There were significant differences in mutation rate between individual loci. The proposition of a linear relationship between DNA content and mutation frequency per locus is rejected.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Ethyl Methanesulfonate / pharmacology*
  • Mutagenicity Tests
  • Mutation*
  • Neutrons
  • Plants / drug effects
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / radiation effects*
  • X-Rays


  • Ethyl Methanesulfonate