Gene Identification by Shotgun Antisense Academic Article uri icon


  • Shotgun antisense is a technique to make a random set of mutant cells or organisms in such a way that one can select an interesting mutant and then sequence part of the mutated gene within a day. In addition to the fantastic rapidity with which one can identify the mutated gene, there are more advantages of this technique over other mutagenesis techniques: (1) one can identify genes that when completely repressed are lethal; (2) one can select which sets of genes will be mutated; and (3) genes that are expressed from multiple copies can be repressed and thus identified.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gomer, R. H.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • July 1999