Sensitivity to ether anesthesia and to gamma-rays in mutagen-sensitive strains of Drosophila melanogaster.

An ether-resistant strain of Drosophila melanogaster, Eth-29, has previously been found to be radiosensitive. Some mutagen-sensitive strains are known to be hypersensitive to X-rays in larvae. The correlation between sensitivities to ether anesthesia and to gamma-rays was examined in adult flies of 12 mutagen-sensitive strains and 6 control strains. A wide… (More)