Expression of SxlHMS00609
under the control of Scer\GAL4VP16.nos.UTR
increases the number of single cells and 2-cell cysts and reduces the number of 16-cell cysts in the female germarium compared to controls.
Under control conditions, the adulthood-only expression of SxlHMS00609
under the control of Scer\GAL4esg-NP7397
(and Gal80[ts], for the temporal regulation of expression) does not significantly affect the overall mitotic index in the female and male adult posterior midgut, as compared to controls; expression in clones under the control of Scer\GAL4tub.PU
leads to a significant decrease in clone cell number at the posterior midgut in females only at 15 days after clone induction, but not at 5 days after clone induction, as compared to control clones.