Genetic interactions at the FLA10 locus: Suppressors and synthetic phenotypes that affect the cell cycle and flagellar function in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

F. G. Lux, S. K. Dutcher

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Abstract

Through the isolation of suppressors of temperature-sensitive flagellar assembly mutations at the FLA10 locus of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, we have identified six other genes involved in flagellar assembly. Mutations at these suppressor loci, termed SUF1-SUF6, display allele specificity with respect to which fla10- mutant alleles they suppress. An additional mutation, apm1-122, which confers resistance to the plant herbicides amiprophos-methyl and oryzalin, was also found to interact with mutations at the FLA10 locus. The apm1-122 mutation in combination with three fla 10- mutant alleles results in synthetic cold-sensitive cell division defects, and in combination with an additional pseudo-wild-type fla10- allele yields a synthetic temperature-sensitive flagellar motility phenotype. Based upon the genetic interactions of these loci, we propose that the FLA10 gene product interacts with multiple components of the flagellar apparatus and plays a role both in flagellar assembly and in the cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-561
Number of pages13
JournalGenetics
Volume128
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

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