Requirement of teashirt (tsh) function during cell fate specification in developing head structures in Drosophila

@article{Bhojwani1997RequirementOT,
  title={Requirement of teashirt (tsh) function during cell fate specification in developing head structures in Drosophila},
  author={Jyoti Bhojwani and L S Shashidhara and Pratima Sinha},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={1997},
  volume={207},
  pages={137-146}
}
 The homeotic gene teashirt (tsh) is known to regulate segmental identity of the trunk region of the Drosophila embryo. Here we report a requirement for tsh function in the development of adult head structures. Animals homozygous for a viable tsh allele or heterozygous for various embryonic recessive lethal alleles displayed miniaturized maxillary palps, a phenotype characteristically induced by dominant gain-of-function mutations of Antennapedia (Antp) homeotic gene. Animals transheterozygous… CONTINUE READING