A “Master Control” Gene for Fly Eyes Shares Its Power

  title={A “Master Control” Gene for Fly Eyes Shares Its Power},
  author={W. Roush},
  pages={618 - 619}
  • W. Roush
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Two years ago, biologists thought they had identified a master control gene for eyes, a gene called eyeless that apparently could single-handedly cause surplus eyes to sprout from wings and antennae of fruit flies. Now a new gene, dachshund, appears to work in tandem with eyeless—suggesting that the “master controller” may merely be a member of a committee instead. 
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