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Genetics and cytology ofDrosophila subobscura

III. Transplantation of eye-buds betweenDrosophila subobscura andDrosophila melanogaster

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Summary

  1. 1.

    Cardinal inDrosophila subobscura, now called vermilion, is homologous with vermilion inD. melanogaster.

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    Scarlet and cherry implants are autonomous in wild-type hosts and are not homologous with cinnabar.

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    Poppy implants are autonomous in wild-type hosts, but poppy maroon implants are pinker in wild-type hosts. Poppy may behave like bright inD. melanogaster.

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    Wild type is autonomous in maroon. Maroon is therefore not homologous with claret.

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Rendel, J.M., Suley, A.C.E. Genetics and cytology ofDrosophila subobscura . Journ. of Genet 49, 38–41 (1948). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02986380

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Keywords

  • Kynurenine
  • Cinnabar
  • Copper Sulphate
  • Brown Pigment
  • Diffusible Substance