Genunspecified/Df(3L)Exel6103 mus309N1/mus309D2 spn-Aunspecified triple mutant larvae have small brain and generally lack imaginal discs (although very small rudimentary discs are occasionally visible). Salivary gland imaginal ring cells are reduced in number and have enlarged nuclei. Mitotic neuroblasts have numerous chromosome breaks.
The addition of spn-Aunspecified suppresses the the chromosome breakage and polyploidy phenotypes seen in mitotic neuroblasts of mus309N1/mus309D2 mus312D1/mus312Z1973 larvae, and also suppresses the defects in the salivary gland imaginal ring cells seen in the mus309N1/mus309D2 mus312D1/mus312Z1973 double mutants. However, addition of spn-Aunspecified does not suppress the pupal lethality, small brains and lack of imaginal discs seen in the mus309N1/mus309D2 mus312D1/mus312Z1973 double mutants.