Mutational analysis of the Drosophila miniature-dusky (m-dy) locus: effects on cell size and circadian rhythms.

@article{Newby1991MutationalAO,
  title={Mutational analysis of the Drosophila miniature-dusky (m-dy) locus: effects on cell size and circadian rhythms.},
  author={Laurel M. Newby and Lashonda White and S M DiBartolomeis and Bruce J. Walker and Harold B. Dowse and John M. Ringo and N Khuda and Fannie R. Jackson},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1991},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={571-82}
}
A mutational analysis has been performed to explore the function of the Drosophila melanogaster miniature-dusky (m-dy) locus. Mutations at this locus affect wing development, fertility and behavior. The genetic characterization of 13 different mutations suggests that m and dy variants are alleles of a single complex gene. All of these mutations alter wing size, apparently by reducing the volume of individual epidermal cells of the developing wing. In m mutants, epidermal cell boundaries persist… CONTINUE READING