Expression of MoeGD5211
under the control of Scer\GAL4sca-109-68
results in defects in R8 axon targeting (cell autonomous) and growth cone morphology and defects in R2-R5 axonal targeting (cell non-autonomous).
Adults expressing MoeGD5211
under the control of Scer\GAL4elav.PLu
(in the presence of Dcr-2Scer\UAS.cDa
to increase the efficiency of RNAi) do not show a significant defect in avoidance of noxious temperature (46[o]C) compared to control flies.