Courtship Behaviour of some Drosophila melanogaster Mutants

  title={Courtship Behaviour of some Drosophila melanogaster Mutants},
  author={Stella A Crossley and E. ZUILL},
Hotta and Benzer (ref. 1), using loss of phototactic response as an indicator of defective vision in ebony11 and tan1 mutants of D. melanogaster, have shown that these mutants also possess abnormal electroretinograms (ERGs). Certain other body colour mutants, however, such as black, show normal ERGs, suggesting that body colour abnormality and defective ERG are unrelated. Pearce (now Crossley)2,3 reported that the ebony gene influenced behaviour in a number of ways, not all of which could be… CONTINUE READING