Transformation of sensory organs by mutations of the cut locus of D. melanogaster.

@article{Bodmer1987TransformationOS,
  title={Transformation of sensory organs by mutations of the cut locus of D. melanogaster.},
  author={Rolf Bodmer and Sandra Barbel and S Sheperd and James Jack and Lily Yeh Jan and Yuh-Nung Jan},
  journal={Cell},
  year={1987},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={293-307}
}
The identities of two types of sensory organs in the body wall of Drosophila, namely the external sensory organs and the chordotonal organs, are under genetic control. Embryonic lethal mutations in the cut gene complex transform the external sensory organs into chordotonal organs. The neurons, as well as the support cells forming the external sensory structures, change their morphological and antigenic characteristics to those of chordotonal organs, providing genetic evidence that these two… CONTINUE READING