Dosage dependence of maternal contribution to somatic cell division in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Carmena1991DosageDO,
  title={Dosage dependence of maternal contribution to somatic cell division in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a J. Carmena and Celedonio Gonz{\'a}lez and Julio Casal and Pedro Ripoll},
  journal={Development},
  year={1991},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={1357-64}
}
Most mitotic mutants in Drosophila do not lead to lethality in early development despite the highly abnormal chromosome behaviour that they elicit. This has been explained as being the effect of maternally provided wild-type products. We have tested this hypothesis by studying cuticular clones derived from cells in which there has been loss of a marked Y chromosome due to chromosome nondisjunction in individuals homozygous for the mutation abnormal spindle who are progeny of heterozygous… CONTINUE READING