Disruption of an N-acetyltransferase gene in the silkworm reveals a novel role in pigmentation.

@article{Zhan2010DisruptionOA,
  title={Disruption of an N-acetyltransferase gene in the silkworm reveals a novel role in pigmentation.},
  author={Shuai Zhan and Qiuhong Guo and Minghui Li and Muwang Li and Jianyong Li and Xuexia Miao and Yongping Huang},
  journal={Development},
  year={2010},
  volume={137 23},
  pages={4083-90}
}
The pigmentation of insects has served as an excellent model for the study of morphological trait evolution and developmental biology. The melanism (mln) mutant of the silkworm Bombyx mori is notable for its strong black coloration, phenotypic differences between larval and adult stages, and its widespread use in strain selection. Here, we report the genetic and molecular bases for the formation of the mln morphological trait. Fine mapping revealed that an arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase… CONTINUE READING

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