patufet, the gene encoding the Drosophila melanogaster homologue of selenophosphate synthetase, is involved in imaginal disc morphogenesis

@article{Alsina1998patufetTG,
  title={patufet, the gene encoding the Drosophila melanogaster homologue of selenophosphate synthetase, is involved in imaginal disc morphogenesis},
  author={Berta Alsina and Florenci Serras and Jaume Bagu{\~n}{\'a} and Montserrat Corominas},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={1998},
  volume={257},
  pages={113-123}
}
Proliferation in imaginal discs requires cell growth and is linked to patterning processes controlled by secreted cell-signalling molecules. To identify new genes involved in the control of cell proliferation we have screened a collection of P-lacW insertion mutants that result in lethality in the larval/pupal stages, and characterized a novel gene, patufet (ptuf). Inactivation of ptuf by a P element insertion in the 5′ untranslated region leads to aberrant imaginal disc morphology… CONTINUE READING