Genetic control of determination of thoracic and antennal discs in drosophila melanogaster 2. nasobemia antennapedia in bithorax mutations in antennal and metathoracic discs
Khusnutdinova, E.K.; Bulyzhenkov, V.E.; Ivanov, V.I.
Genetika 17(3): 483-491
ISSN/ISBN: 0016-6758 Accession: 005513039
Homoeotic transformation of antennae, halters and hind legs was studied in simple Nasobemia (Ns), Antennapedia (Antp49, Antp50) and bithorax (bx, bx34e, Ubx) stocks and in pairwise combined Ns (or Antp) - bx stocks. In combined Antp49 - bx stocks both the antenna to leg and halter to wing transformation was more complete, as compared to either of the simple stocks. In combined Antp50-bx stocks transformation of antennae was expressed better than that of metathoracs. In Ns-bx transformation of halter is more efficient than that of antennae. Possible existence of common steps in genetic control of antennal and thoracic anlage development is discussed.