smellblind: a gene required for Drosophila olfaction.

  title={smellblind: a gene required for Drosophila olfaction.},
  author={Miles Lilly and John Carlson},
  volume={124 2},
In this article we define and characterize the smellblind gene (sbl). We show that two mutants, sbl and olfDx9, both isolated by virtue of their olfactory phenotypes and analyzed extensively by others with respect to courtship behavior, contain mutations at a single locus. Meiotic recombination, duplication, and deficiency mapping are used to localize this gene, sbl, to cytogenetic position 14F6-15A2-3 on the X chromosome. Mutations of the locus are shown to produce severe defects not only in… CONTINUE READING