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Roiha, H., Rubin, G.M., O'Hare, K. (1988). P element insertions and rearrangements at the singed locus of Drosophila melanogaster.  Genetics 119: 75--83.
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FBrf0048245
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Research paper
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DNA from the singed gene of Drosophila melanogaster was isolated using an inversion between a previously cloned P element at cytological location 17C and the hypermutable allele singed-weak. Five out of nine singed mutants examined have alterations in their DNA maps in this region. The singed locus is a hotspot for mutation during P-M hybrid dysgenesis, and we have analyzed 22 mutations induced by P-M hybrid dysgenesis. All 22 have a P element inserted within a 700-bp region. The precise positions of 10 P element insertions were determined and they define 4 sites within a 100-bp interval. During P-M hybrid dysgenesis, the singed-weak allele is destabilized, producing two classes of phenotypically altered derivatives at high frequency. In singed-weak, two defective P elements are present in a "head-to-head" or inverse tandem arrangement. Excision of one element results in a more extreme singed bristle phenotype while excision of the other leads to a wild-type bristle phenotype.

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PMC1203347 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genetics
    Title
    Genetics
    Publication Year
    1916-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0016-6731
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