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The nucleotide sequence of the Adh region of Drosophila mojavensis has been completed and the region found to contain a pseudogene, Adh-2 and Adh-1 arranged in that order. Comparison of the sequence divergence of these genes to one another and to the Adh region of Drosophila mulleri and other species has allowed the development of a model for the evolution(More)
These studies report the existence of multiple forms of alcohol dehydrogenase in extracts of Drosophila mojavensis. The existence of these forms can be best explained by the hypothesis of a duplication for the Adh locus in D. mojavensis. Electrophoretic variants at each locus have been identified and crosses between individuals carrying alternative alleles(More)
The molecular weight forms of kynurenine formamidase were studied both gentically and biochemically. Formamidase I (native molecular weight 60,000) was purified using (NH4)2SO4 and pH fractionation, DEAE-cellulose chromatography at two different pH's, hydroxylapatite chromatography, and Sephadex G-100 gel filtration. Its subunit molecular weight, as(More)
The Adh locus in Drosophila species which are members of the repleta group contains products of one or two duplication events. In all species examined to date one of the Adh genes is now a pseudogene, since mutations have rendered these genes incapable of being translated into a functional alcohol dehydrogenase. These pseudogenes contain introns in the(More)
Sediment cores from the Fraser estuary, Vancouver Harbour and Strait of Georgia, suspended sediment samples from the Fraser River and sediment grabs from Vancouver Harbour have been analyzed for alkanes and parent and alkyl PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). Principal components analysis (PCA) clearly distinguishes mixed sources by separating parent(More)
Structural relationships between the myofibrillar contractile apparatus and the enzymes that generate ATP for muscle contraction are not well understood. We explored whether glycolytic enzymes are localized in Drosophila flight muscle and whether localization is required for function. We find that glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) is localized at(More)
Methods have been developed to measure the synthesis of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) during the development of Drosophila melanogaster. In emerged adult flies, GPDH is a principal component of protein synthesis, comprising between 1 and 2% of the protein synthetic effort. This high relative rate of protein synthesis continues throughout adult(More)
Kynurenine-H3 transport and conversion to 3-hydroxykynurenine were studied in organ culture using the Malpighian tubules and developing eyes from wild type and the eye color mutants w, st, ltd, ca, and cn of Drosophila melanogaster. Malpighian tubules from wild type have the ability to concentrate kynurenine and convert it to 3-hydroxykynurenine. The(More)
We report here the isolation and characterization of genes from Drosophila that encode the glycolytic enzyme phosphoglyceromutase (PGLYM). Two genomic regions have been isolated that have potential to encode PGLYM. Their cytogenetic localizations have been determined by in situ hybridization to salivary gland chromosomes. One gene, Pglym78, is found at(More)