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Beinert, N., Werner, M., Dowe, G., Chung, H.R., Jäckle, H., Schäfer, U. (2004). Systematic gene targeting on the X chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster.  Chromosoma 113(6): 271--275.
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FBrf0183806
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The genome of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster has been sequenced and annotated. Based on this groundwork, we performed a systematic genetic screen of the D. melanogaster X chromosome, which carries about one sixth of the genes of the organism. We generated a collection of single P-element insertions to provide genetic and molecular access to virtually all X-chromosomal genes. The study complements earlier work designed to systematically identify vital genes on the X chromosome by targeting transcription units which are phenotypically silent. We describe single UAS sequence-bearing P-element insertions throughout the X chromosome, which allows one to express the tagged genes under control of tissue/organ-directed GAL4 activity. In addition, the present collection of single insertion lines provides a tool to generate chromosomal deletions which are on average less than 33 kb in size.

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    English
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    Abbreviation
    Chromosoma
    Title
    Chromosoma
    Publication Year
    1939-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0009-5915
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