Genetic analysis of Dictyostelium slug phototaxis mutants.

  title={Genetic analysis of Dictyostelium slug phototaxis mutants.},
  author={Phillip K Darcy and Zofia Wilczynska and Paul R Fisher},
  volume={137 4},
Mapping and complementation analysis with 17 phototaxis mutations has established 11 complementation groups phoA-phoK distributed over six linkage groups. Statistical calculations from the complementation data yielded 17 as the maximum likelihood estimate of the number of pho genes assuming all loci are equally mutable. Most of the phototaxis mutants were found to exhibit bimodal phototaxis and all were found to be impaired in positive thermotaxis supporting convergence of the photosensory and… CONTINUE READING
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