A Dubious Case for Somatic Mutation Generating Unstable Morphological Variations of Compound Eyes of Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Kusakabe1991ADC,
  title={A Dubious Case for Somatic Mutation Generating Unstable Morphological Variations of Compound Eyes of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={S. Kusakabe and A. Koga and T. Watanabe and Yoshikazu Masuzawa},
  year={1991}
}
  • S. Kusakabe, A. Koga, +1 author Yoshikazu Masuzawa
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • The eyeless Nanjo is a mutation that was found in a natural population of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetic analysis of this mutant revealed the following characteristics of this mutation. (1) The homozygous eyelessness is caused by a single recessive mutation which prevents the normal development of compound eyes. (2) An extremely variable morphological eye phenotype was generated by the introduction of a different genetic background to this mutant. (3) The estimated germ line reversion rate… CONTINUE READING

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