3 day old mutant flies show reduced BrdU incorporation in the adult midgut compared to controls, and the BrdU incorporation levels do not increase with age in the mutant flies. The mutant flies do not show a paraquat-induced increase in BrdU incorporation in the midgut cells, in contrast to what is seen in wild-type flies.
Pvf2c06947 mutants display a complete absence of hemocytes along the dorsal vessel, along with a reduction in hemocyte numbers migrating along the ventral midline.
No hemocyte migration defects are seen in mutants.
Mutant larvae show no obvious defects in blood cell counts.