l(3)05871 << bk1 << Hsc70Cb << btl << bk2
Heterozygotes show disrupted hygrosensing behaviour; a higher fraction of flies choose moist air (100% humidity) over dry air (0% humidity) compared to wild-type controls in a hygrosensory behaviour assay after five minutes.
Does not cause unconditional lethality in hybrid females when heterozygous with D.simulans chromosome.
Deficient embryos show an uninterpretable mutant midgut phenotype.
Homozygous embryos are very abnormal compared to wild-type.
Heterozygosity for this deletion has no effect on the mutant ovarian phenotype of ovoD2.