anucleolate mutation

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A mutation arising from the loss of the nucleolus organizer. Such mutations have been observed in Drosophila, Chironomus, and Xenopus. The study of such mutations led to the understanding of their role in the transcription of rRNA. See Chronology, 1966, Wallace and Birnstiel; bobbed, ribosome.

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