ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-961014-164
Frequency of gamma-ray induced specific locus and recessive lethal mutations in mature germ cells of the zebrafish, Brachydanio rerio
Chakrabarti, S., Streisinger, G., Singer, F., and Walker, C.
Specific locus and recessive lethal mutations are induced by y-rays with approximately first order kinetics in the zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio) with frequencies of 4 X 10 -5
and 4 X 10 -3
, respectively. The surprisingly low ratio (100:l) of recessive lethals to specific locus mutations may be due to the induction of large deficiencies by y-rays.