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Rasooly, R.S., Robbins, L.G. (1991). Rex and a suppressor of Rex are repeated neomorphic loci in the Drosophila melanogaster ribosomal DNA.  Genetics 129: 119--132.
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FBrf0054128
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The Rex locus of Drosophila melanogaster induces a high frequency of mitotic exchange between two separated ribosomal DNA arrays on a single chromosome. The exchanges take place in the progeny of Rex mothers and occur very early, before the third mitotic division. A number of common laboratory stocks have also been found to carry dominant suppressors of Rex (Su(Rex)). Rex was mapped to the X centric heterochromatin, proximal to su(f), by genetic and molecular analysis of two spontaneous recombinants. Using deficiencies and duplications of the heterochromatin, both Rex and one Su(Rex) were shown to behave as neomorphs. Rex-induced exchange in a target chromosome bearing both Rex and Su(Rex) was then used to map these functions to the bb locus itself. Molecular analysis of the recombinants, using length variants of the ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer as genetic markers, mapped Su(Rex) and Rex within the bb locus and demonstrated that both are repeated elements.

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PMC1204560 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    English
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    Publication Type
    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Genetics
    Title
    Genetics
    Publication Year
    1916-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0016-6731
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