Isolation of deletion alleles by G4 DNA-induced mutagenesis

Pontier, D. B., Kruisselbrink, E., Guryev, V. & Tijsterman, M., Sep-2009, In : Nature Methods. 6, 9, p. 655-7 3 p.

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  • Daphne B Pontier
  • Evelien Kruisselbrink
  • Victor Guryev
  • Marcel Tijsterman

Metazoan genomes contain thousands of sequence tracts that match the guanine-quadruplex (G4) DNA signature G(3)N(x)G(3)N(x)G(3)N(x)G(3), a motif that is intrinsically mutagenic, probably because it can form secondary structures during DNA replication. Here we show how and to what extent this feature can be used to generate deletion alleles of many Caenorhabditis elegans genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-7
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2009


  • Alleles, Animals, Caenorhabditis elegans, DNA, G-Quadruplexes, Gene Deletion, Mutagenesis

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