lingerer, a Drosophila gene involved in initiation and termination of copulation, encodes a set of novel cytoplasmic proteins.

@article{Kuniyoshi2002lingererAD,
  title={lingerer, a Drosophila gene involved in initiation and termination of copulation, encodes a set of novel cytoplasmic proteins.},
  author={Hisato Kuniyoshi and Kotaro Baba and Ryu Ueda and Shunzo Kondo and Wakae Awano and Naoto Juni and Daisuke Yamamoto},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={1775-89}
}
In an effort to uncover genetic components underlying the courtship behavior of Drosophila melanogaster, we have characterized a novel gene, lingerer (lig), mutations of which result in abnormal copulation. Males carrying a hypomorphic mutation in lig fail to withdraw their genitalia upon termination of copulation, but display no overt abnormalities in their genitalia. A severe reduction in the dosage of the lig gene causes repeated attempted copulations but no successful copulations. Complete… CONTINUE READING