[Effect of mutations in the genes su(Hw) and mod(mdg4) on transvection between alleles of the Yellow locus in Drosophila melanogaster].

Abstract

A typical example of transvection is a complementation between alleles in the yellow locus: y2 (mdg4 insertion inactivating certain y-enhancers) and y1 (deletion of the y-promoter but not of the enhancer). Transvection was explained by trans-activation of promoter in y2-allele by enhancer of y1-allele. Here we found that the mutation mod(mdg4)1u1 in the modifier of mdg4 locus (a regulatory gene controlling, together with suppressor of Hairy wing) expression of (mdg4) completely suppress the complementation. Removal of an acidic domain from su(Hw) protein product in su(Hw)j mutation partially suppress the complementation. We also have found that mod(mdg4)1u1 mutation trans-inactivates the yellow allele with a wild type phenotype (y+2MC) in heterozygote with the y2 allele, i.e. the negative transvection takes place. In this case, deletion removing an acidic domain even in one copy of su(Hw) suppresses the effect of mod(mdg4)1u1 mutation.

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@article{Georgiev1992EffectOM, title={[Effect of mutations in the genes su(Hw) and mod(mdg4) on transvection between alleles of the Yellow locus in Drosophila melanogaster].}, author={Pavel Georgiev and M V Kozitsina}, journal={Genetika}, year={1992}, volume={28 9}, pages={66-74} }