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Casso, D., Ramirez-Weber, F., Kornberg, T.B. (1999). GFP-tagged balancer chromosomes for Drosophila melanogaster.  Mech. Dev. 88(2): 229--232.
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FBrf0111827
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We constructed green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing balancer chromosomes for each of the three major chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster. Expression of GFP in these chromosomes is driven indirectly by a Kruppel (Kr) promoter, via the yeast GAL4-UAS regulatory system. GFP fluorescence can be seen in embryos as early as the germ band extension stage, and can also be seen in larvae, pupae, and adults. We show the patterns of GFP expression of these balancers and demonstrate the use of the balancers to identify homozygous progeny.

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Casso et al., 2000, Mech. Dev. 91(1-2): 451--454
GFP-tagged balancer chromosomes for Drosophila melanogaster. [FBrf0127035]
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Mech. Dev.
    Title
    Mechanisms of Development
    Publication Year
    1990-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0925-4773
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    Aberrations (3)
    Alleles (4)
    Balancers (6)
    Genes (3)
    Insertions (9)
    Transgenic Constructs (4)
    Transcripts (1)