Open Close
Reference
Citation
Di Cara, F., Cavaliere, D., Galliero, V., Polito, L.C., Digilio, F.A. (2010). Expressional and functional analysis of the male-specific cluster mst36F during Drosophila spermatogenesis.  Insect Mol. Biol. 19(6): 807--813.
FlyBase ID
FBrf0212329
Publication Type
Research paper
Abstract
mst36Fa and mst36Fb are two male-specific genes that are part of a novel gene family recently characterized in Drosophila melanogaster. The genes are strictly clustered and show an identical tissue and temporal expression pattern limited to the male germline. Here we demonstrate that the transcription of these two genes, which is triggered by different cis regulatory elements, responds to the same testisspecific factors encoded by the aly and can class meiotic arrest genes. RNA interference was used to decrease expression of these two genes. We obtained a reduction of fertility in the transgenic adult males compared to the wild type. These data suggest that the Mst36Fa and Mst36Fb proteins may have an important role in the production of functional sperm.
PubMed ID
PubMed Central ID
Associated Information
Comments
Associated Files
Other Information
Secondary IDs
    Language of Publication
    English
    Additional Languages of Abstract
    Parent Publication
    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Insect Mol. Biol.
    Title
    Insect Molecular Biology
    Publication Year
    1992-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0307-6975 0962-1075 1365-2583
    Data From Reference