The transformer2 gene in Musca domestica is required for selecting and maintaining the female pathway of development


We present the isolation and functional analysis of a transformer2 homologue Mdtra2 in the housefly Musca domestica. Compromising the activity of this gene by injecting dsRNA into embryos causes complete sex reversal of genotypically female individuals into fertile males, revealing an essential function of Mdtra2 in female development of the housefly… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00427-004-0464-7


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