amorphic allele - molecular evidence
The mir-981 hairpin has been deleted. A single loxP site is present at the site of the deletion. It is not known whether or not expression of the host prage gene is affected.
locomotor behavior defective | adult stage | recessive
short lived | female | recessive
short lived | male | recessive
Homozygous males and females show a significant decrease in median lifespan compared to controls.
3-5 day old homozygotes show reduced climbing ability in a negative geotaxis assay.