Expression of α-CatScer\UAS.T:Avic\GFP-sg strongly enhances the cone cell switching phenotype seen 41-42 hours after pupal formation when pyd3.dsRNA.Scer\UAS is expressed under the control of Scer\GAL4GMR.PF. A greater proportion of ommatidia maintain the immature A/P configuration rather than switching to the E/P configuration as is seen in controls.
shg2/Df(2R)E2 embryos with α-CatScer\UAS.T:Avic\GFP-sg driven by Scer\GAL4btl.PS, show largely disordered tracheal branching. No successful dorsal trunk fusions are seen in these embryos. The addition of shgScer\UAS.cOa to these flies rescues these phenotypes to nearly wild-type. Tracheal patterning is normal, although tracheal branches and connectives in the embryos are less extended than in wild-type.