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Uenoyama, T., Fukunaga, A., Ioshi, K. (1982). Studies on the sex-specific lethals of Drosophila melanogaster. V. Sex transformation caused by interactions between a female-specific lethal, Sxl<up>f1</up>, and the male-specific lethals mle(3)132, msl-2(27), and mle. Genetics 102: 233--243.
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FBrf0038035
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Interactions between a female-specific lethal mutant, Sxlf 1, and each of three male-specific lethal mutants, mle(3)132, msl-2(27) and mle, of Drosophila melanogaster were observed to produce morphological changes in various sexually dimorphic external characters. Chromosomal females heterozygous for Sxlf 1 and homozygous for any one of the male-specific lethals (and to a lesser degree heterozygous for male-specific lethals) sometimes had sex combs, male-type tergites, male-type sternites, male-type anal plates or male-type external genitalia. Penetrance was not high and expression was often incomplete; single individuals never had all the sexually dimorphic structures transformed. When mothers were homozygous for male-specific lethals, higher proportions of female progeny were affected than when mothers were heterozygous, suggesting a maternal effect.

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    English
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    Abbreviation
    Genetics
    Title
    Genetics
    Publication Year
    1916-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0016-6731
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