Genetic analysis of chaste, a new mutation of Drosophila melanogaster characterized by extremely low female sexual receptivity.


By screening about 2,000 P-element-insertion lines of Drosophila melanogaster, we isolated a new behavioral mutant line, chaste (chst), the females of which display extraordinarily strong rejection behavior against courting males. The chst mutation is mapped to the muscleblind (mbl) locus at 54B on the right arm of chromosome 2. The reduced sexual… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/01677060802471601


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