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      Olfaction; taste; muscle; Drosophila melanogaster ; enhancer-trap; P-element

    • 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.

    • Author Affiliations


      Anuranjan Anand1 2 Joyce Fernandes2 M. C. Arunan3 Savita Bhosekar2 Abha Chopra2 Neilay Dedhia4 Kevin Sequiera2 Gaiti Hasan2 Michael J. Palazzolo5 K. Vijay Raghavan2 Veronica Rodrigues2

      1. Microbiology and Cell Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, India
      2. Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Bombay - 400005, India
      3. Sophia College for Women, B. Desai Road, Bombay - 400026, India
      4. Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California - 91125, USA
      5. Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo. - 63110, USA
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  • Journal of Genetics | News

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