Homeotic gene function in the muscles of Drosophila larvae.

  title={Homeotic gene function in the muscles of Drosophila larvae.},
  author={Joan E. Hooper},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  volume={5 9},
The segmental musculature of Drosophila melanogaster larvae consists of 24-30 muscles per segment. Unique patterns of muscles are found in the three thoracic segments and the first and last abdominal segments; the remaining abdominal segments share the same pattern. Mutations in Ultrabithorax (Ubx) cause partial transformation of the muscle pattern of larval abdominal segments towards metathorax. The muscles of the thorax are not affected. In the first two abdominal segments the changes include… CONTINUE READING

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