Pten117/Pten2L100 mutant larvae and adult flies are larger than wild-type controls under normal food conditions. The prospective adult tissues, the eye and wing imaginal discs are larger than in controls. These larvae are highly sensitive to a reduction in yeast content, and although still larger, they do not survive to pupariation when reared on 10g/l yeast food. Pten117/Pten2L100 mutant larvae reared on 100g/l yeast food at 39% larger than controls reared on 100g\l yeast food.
Weak temperature sensitive mutation. Pten2L100/Pten117 larvae, pupae and adults are substantially increased in size compared to control larvae. Pten2L100/Pten117 adults are hypersensitive to starvation conditions compared to wild type.