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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-624

Bellotto, M; Bopp, D; Senti, K A; Burke, R; Deak, P; Maroy, P; Dickson, B J; Basler, K; Hafen, E (2002). Maternal-effect loci involved in Drosophila oogenesis and embryogenesis: P element-induced mutations on the third chromosome. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 41(1):149-157.



A collection of 1609 recessive P-lethal mutations on the third chromosome was tested in germline clones for effects on egg differentiation and embryonic development. In 164 lines, normal differentiation of the egg chamber is prevented and in 841 lines, embryos develop abnormally. This latter group of maternal-effect mutations was subdivided into 23 classes based on the cuticular phenotypes. Our collection comprises new alleles of previously characterized genes (e.g. kayak, punt, string, tramtrack). For some of the genes identified in this screen, a maternal contribution to embryonic development has not been described previously (e.g. extramacrochaete, Trithorax-like, single minded, couch potato, canoe). The genes classified in our study with a dual function during oogenesis and embryogenesis not only substantially extends the existing collection of maternal-effect genes but will also aid further understanding of how patterning of the Drosophila embryo is controlled by the maternal genome.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:16
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:15
Publisher:Universidad del Pais Vasco
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.ijdb.ehu.es/web/paper.php?doi=11902676
PubMed ID:11902676

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