The Type And Location Of Homeotic Transformations In The Tumorous-Head Mutant Of Drosophila-Melanogaster
Cell Biology; Developmental Biology
Transformations of tumorous-head Drosophila melanogaster were examined in order to investigate whether head structures were replaced by specific abdominal structures. Heads selected for the presence of genital structures were analyzed in detail. Female abnormalities included any combination of vaginal teeth, vulvar papillae, sensilla trichodea, abdominal tergites 6 (T6), 7 (T7), 8 (T8) and anal plate. Anal plate was observed in the prefrons and rostral membrane, while all other genital structures were intimately associated with modified shingle cuticle. Male abnormalities included transformation of antennal structures to penis, clasper teeth, lateral plate, anal plate and eye to T6. The distribution of each type of homeotic structure was confined to general regions of the eye-antenna, with no precise dividing lines between them. However, the spatial sequence of homeotic structures in the eye-antenna was generally the same as the sequence of the same structures in the posterior abdomen.
Sankhya-the Indian Journal of Statistics Series B
Kuhn, David T. and Cook, Julia L., "The Type And Location Of Homeotic Transformations In The Tumorous-Head Mutant Of Drosophila-Melanogaster" (1988). Faculty Bibliography 1980s. 649.