Kellie O Robinson

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Previously, we generated P-element insert lines in Drosophila melanogaster with impaired olfactory behavior. One of these smell-impaired (smi) mutants, smi60E, contains a P[lArB] transposon in the second intron of the dsc1 gene near a nested gene encoding the L41 ribosomal protein. The dsc1 gene encodes an ion channel of unknown function homologous to the(More)
Most animals depend on olfaction for survival and procreation. Odor-guided behavior is a quantitative trait, with phenotypic variation due to multiple segregating quantitative trait loci (QTL). Despite its profound biological importance, the genetic basis of naturally occurring variation in olfactory behavior remains unexplored. Here, we mapped a single(More)
We describe two new mutations, 153Gso and 154Gso, associated with reciprocal translocations with a common breakpoint in mouse chromosome 6B3 (Mmu6B3). The translocations arose independently in offspring of male mice treated with chlorambucil and glycidamide, respectively. Homozygotes of both mutant stocks display a characteristic gait ataxia with(More)
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