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General Information
D. melanogaster
Deficiency (2R) vestigial-Beaded
FlyBase ID
Feature type
Also Known As
Df(2R)vgB, vgB, Df(2R)vgB
Computed Breakpoints include
Sequence coordinates
Member of large scale dataset(s)
Nature of Aberration
Cytological Order
Class of aberration (relative to wild type)
Causes alleles
Carries alleles
Transposon Insertions
Formalized genetic data

NacĪ± << bk1 << bic << sie << bk2 << drk

Genetic mapping information
Comments on Cytology

Uncovers the distal, but not the proximal, breakpoint of the In(2R)Arp1 inversion.

Limits of break 1 from polytene analysis (FBrf0036848) Left limit of break 2 from polytene analysis (FBrf0036848) Right limit of break 2 from polytene analysis (citation unavailable)

Sequence Crossreferences
DNA sequence
Protein sequence
Gene Deletion and Duplication Data
Genes Deleted / Disrupted
Complementation Data
Completely deleted / disrupted
Partially deleted / disrupted
Molecular Data
Completely deleted
Partially deleted
Genes NOT Deleted / Disrupted
Genes Duplicated
Complementation Data
Completely duplicated
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Molecular Data
Completely duplicated
Partially duplicated
Genes NOT Duplicated
Complementation Data
Molecular Data
Affected Genes Inferred by Location
    Phenotypic Data
    In combination with other aberrations

    Lethal in combination with Df(2R)vg62.

    No effect on In(1)wm4h position-effect variegation.

    NOT in combination with other aberrations

    Heterozygous females produce embryos with defects in segmentation and head structure, and also a variable and occasionally very high proportion of undeveloped eggs. Bicaudal embryos are not seen.

    Does not cause unconditional lethality in hybrid females when heterozygous with D.simulans chromosome.

    Shows no maternal enhancement of dpphr4.

    Homozygous lethal. Heterozygotes show occasional nicking of the wings.

    Midgut development of mutant embryos is wild type.

    Homozygous embryos are very abnormal compared to wild-type. Differentiation of Malpighian tubule material is variable.

    Heterozygosity for this deletion has no effect on the mutant ovarian phenotype of ovoD2.

    Dominant enhancer of nodDTW.

    Does not exhibit dominant flightlessness.

    Enhances BicD in heterozygotes (Mohler and Wieschaus, 1986) homozygous lethal

    Stocks (3)
    Notes on Origin

    Bridges, 11 April 1928.

    Balancer / Genotype Variants of the Aberration
    Separable Components
    Other Comments

    The Df(2R)vg-B chromosome may act as a dominant suppressor of telomeric silencing (assayed using the effect of the chromosome on the eye colour phenotype of flies carrying "P{wvar}KR3-2", a stable "brown-red" variant of the P{3'WP-2,wvar}2Lt insertion), but the eye colour phenotype in the presence of Df(2R)vg-B overlaps the eye colour phenotype in a wild-type background so it cannot be unequivocally demonstrated that the deficiency chromosome uncovers a suppressor of telomeric silencing.

    Synonyms and Secondary IDs (12)
    References (79)