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Drosophila “enhancer-trap” transposants: Gene expression in chemosensory and motor pathways and identification of mutants affected in smell and taste ability

Anand, Anuranjan and Fernandes, Joyce and Arunan, MC and Bhosekar, Savita and Chopra, Abha and Dedhia, Neilay and Sequiera, Kevin and Hasan, Gaiti and Palazzolo, Michael J and Raghavan, Vijay K (1990) Drosophila “enhancer-trap” transposants: Gene expression in chemosensory and motor pathways and identification of mutants affected in smell and taste ability. In: Journal of Genetics, 69 (3). pp. 151-168.

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Abstract

We have isolated about a thousandDrosophila P-element transposants that allow thein situ detection of genomic enhancer elements by a histochemical assay for β-galactosidase activity. We summarize the β-galactosidase staining patterns of over 200 such transposants in the adult. Our aim was to identify genes that are likely to be involved in the chemosensory and motor pathways ofDrosophila. Based on β-galactosidase expression patterns in the tissues of our interest, we have chosen some strains for further analysis. Behavioral tests on a subset of the transposants have, in addition, identified several strains defective in their chemosensory responses.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Olfaction;taste;muscle;Drosophila melanogaster;enhancer;trap - P-element.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 12:04
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 12:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35179

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