Effect of age and of screening pigment mutations on the phototactic behavior ofDrosophila melanogaster

@article{Markow1977EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age and of screening pigment mutations on the phototactic behavior ofDrosophila melanogaster},
  author={Therese Ann Markow and Nancy J. Scavarda},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  year={1977},
  volume={7},
  pages={139-146}
}
Five different eye color mutations ofDrosophila melanogaster have been tested for their effect on phototactic behavior. All five mutations seem to cause flies to be less photonegative than Canton-S control flies. The mutation sepia was found to produce this effect when heterozygous as well. It was also found that wild-type flies from highly photopositive and photonegative strains seem to be more photoneutral with age. 

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