The double mutant, car1 dor1 does not survive beyond the prepupal stage. In cell culture, car1 dor1 cells exhibit the most severe defect in endosomal degradation, compared to either single mutant. There is a small but significant difference between the degradation defect in dor1 car1 and dor1, consistent with a role for both car and dor in endosomal degradation. Endosomes in cells from car1 dor1 mutants, although incapable of a morphological transition to small dense vesicles, are capable of fusion at early times and normal maturation.
The eye colour phenotype of dor1 flies is rescued by dor1-1002.Scer\UAS or dor400-1002.Scer\UAS expressed under the control of Scer\GAL4GMR.PF. The eye colour phenotype of dor1 flies is not rescued by dorΔ401-800.Scer\UAS or dor1-802.Scer\UAS expressed under the control of Scer\GAL4GMR.PF, and the level of eye pigmentation in these flies is further reduced compared to dor1 single mutant flies.
E. D. King.