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    • Keywords

       

      Neurogenetics; glucosidase; taste receptors; gustatory mutants

    • Abstract

       

      The distribution of the isozymes of α-glucosidase in different parts ofDrosophila melanogaster was examined. Two of the eight glucosidase bands are associated with tarsi. The gustatory mutations in the genesgustB andgustC greatly reduce tarsal glucosidase activity, but the enzyme deficiency is not correlated with inability to taste sugars.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      P N Bhavsar1 V Rodrigues1 O Siddiqi1

      1. Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay - 400 005
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