complementation test


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complementation test

a genetical test to determine the precise location of mutations in one area of DNA. See CIS-TRANS TEST.
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Construction of the (A3)FL3(RpRf3rf4rf4) and (A3)FL4 (rf3rf3Rf4Rf4) lines and analogous (N)FL3 (Rf3Rf3rf4rf4) and (N)FL4 (rf3rf3Rf4Rf4) lines permitted a reciprocal complementation test.
Complementation tests of Arabidopsis genes in yeast mutants have suggested a role for an iron transporter (4) in plant [Cd.