mutants are pharate adult lethal. Escapers are very rarely seen in Atg17d130
somatic clones exhibit severely impaired autophagosome formation.
Autophagosomes and autolysosomes are absent from the fat bodies of starved Atg17d130
Loss of Atg17
mutants blocks developmental autophagy in fat body cells and impairs programmed elimination of larval salivary glands during metamorphosis.