The gene transformer-2 of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) and its evolution in insects

@inproceedings{Sarno2010TheGT,
  title={The gene transformer-2 of Anastrepha fruit flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) and its evolution in insects},
  author={Francesca Sarno and Mar{\'i}a Fernanda Ruiz and Jos{\'e} M. Eir{\'i}n-L{\'o}pez and Andr{\'e} L. P. Perondini and Denise Selivon and Lucas S{\'a}nchez},
  booktitle={BMC evolutionary biology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In the tephritids Ceratitis, Bactrocera and Anastrepha, the gene transformer provides the memory device for sex determination via its auto-regulation; only in females is functional Tra protein produced. To date, the isolation and characterisation of the gene transformer-2 in the tephritids has only been undertaken in Ceratitis, and it has been shown that its function is required for the female-specific splicing of doublesex and transformer pre-mRNA. It therefore participates in… CONTINUE READING

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