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General Information
D. melanogaster
FlyBase ID
Also Known As
c739-GAL4, c739, c739 GAL4, GAL4-c739
Inserted Element

GAL4 reporter/driver

Affected gene(s)
Viability / fertility
Associated allele(s)
Stock availability
Genomic Location
Chromosomal Location
2L ( 39B4-39C1 )
Sequence Location
Target / Docking site
Member of Large Scale Dataset(s)
Detailed Mapping Data
Chromosome (arm)
Sequence Location
Cytological location (computed by FlyBase)
39B4-39C1 (near gene of known cytology)
Cytological location (reported)
40A (in situ hybridization reported)
Insertion into Natural transposon
Comments concerning location
Sequence Data
Flanking sequence
Inserted Element
Location-dependent role
Size (Kb)


Associated alleles
Molecular map
Affected Gene(s)
Insertion may affect gene
Alleles and Phenotypes
(Kim et al., 2021, Marquilly et al., 2021, Yang et al., 2021, Amin et al., 2020, Sabandal et al., 2020, Serway et al., 2020, Silva et al., 2020, Turrel et al., 2020, Wu et al., 2020, Brown et al., 2019, Deng et al., 2019, Gao et al., 2019, Gokhale et al., 2019, Papanikolopoulou et al., 2019, Roussou et al., 2019, Shyu et al., 2019, Song et al., 2019, Al-Anzi and Zinn, 2018, Bai et al., 2018, Gouzi et al., 2018, Liou et al., 2018, Louis et al., 2018, Miyashita et al., 2018, Scheunemann et al., 2018, Sonn et al., 2018, Turrel et al., 2018, Widmer et al., 2018, Widmer et al., 2018, Aranda et al., 2017, Liu et al., 2017, Murakami et al., 2017, Ries et al., 2017, Rohith and Shyamala, 2017, Shyu et al., 2017, Turrel et al., 2017, Cervantes-Sandoval et al., 2016, Crocker et al., 2016, Drago and Davis, 2016, Haddadi et al., 2016, Kelly et al., 2016, Turrel et al., 2016, Yang et al., 2016, Bai and Sehgal, 2015, Bourdet et al., 2015, Bouzaiane et al., 2015, Chen et al., 2015, Huang et al., 2015, Ichinose et al., 2015, Kirkhart and Scott, 2015, Krüttner et al., 2015, Reynaud et al., 2015, Shaw et al., 2015, Siegenthaler et al., 2015, Tonoki and Davis, 2015, Zhang et al., 2015, Boto et al., 2014, Lin et al., 2014, Lin et al., 2014, Fitzsimons et al., 2013, Ishimoto et al., 2013, Perisse et al., 2013, Perrat et al., 2013, Plaçais et al., 2013, Ueno et al., 2013, Weislogel et al., 2013, Wu et al., 2013, Xie et al., 2013, Zhang et al., 2013, Chen and Ganetzky, 2012, Chen et al., 2012, Huang et al., 2012, Ishida et al., 2012, Keleman et al., 2012, Kucherenko et al., 2012, Zanini et al., 2012, Zhou et al., 2012, Bang et al., 2011, Christiansen et al., 2011, Copf et al., 2011, Fitzsimons and Scott, 2011, Kahsai and Winther, 2011, Knapek et al., 2011, Lee et al., 2011, Salamanca et al., 2011, Shimizu et al., 2011, Stavropoulos and Young, 2011, Thum et al., 2011, Bates et al., 2010, Buchanan and Davis, 2010, Hekmat-Scafe et al., 2010, Kahsai et al., 2010, Knight et al., 2010, Pauls et al., 2010, Pauls et al., 2010, Shuai et al., 2010, Sinakevitch et al., 2010, Tan et al., 2010, Xiong et al., 2010, Aso et al., 2009, Blum et al., 2009, Donlea et al., 2009, Leiss et al., 2009, Lin et al., 2009, Liu et al., 2009, Mao and Davis, 2009, Moressis et al., 2009, Pagani et al., 2009, van Swinderen et al., 2009, Zhao et al., 2009, Chen et al., 2008, Hong et al., 2008, Pavlopoulos et al., 2008, Fushima and Tsujimura, 2007, Keleman et al., 2007, Krashes et al., 2007, Liu et al., 2007, Mery et al., 2007, Tzortzopoulos and Skoulakis, 2007, Wang et al., 2007, Bhandari et al., 2006, Ferris et al., 2006, Joiner et al., 2006, Yu et al., 2006, Martini and Davis, 2005, Masuda-Nakagawa et al., 2005, Ramaekers et al., 2005, Wilson and Laurent, 2005, Isabel et al., 2004, McGuire et al., 2004, Chang et al., 2003, McGuire et al., 2003, Nicolai et al., 2003, Zhu et al., 2003, Kido and Ito, 2002, Kurusu et al., 2002, Rodan et al., 2002, Cheng et al., 2001, McGuire et al., 2001, An et al., 2000, Zars et al., 2000, Armstrong et al., 1998, Kraft et al., 1998, Moreau-Fauvarque et al., 1998, Manseau et al., 1997, Tettamanti et al., 1997, Casares et al., 1996, O'Dell et al., 1995, Yang et al., 1995)
Expression Data
Reporter Expression
No Assay Recorded
Tissue/Position (including subcellular localization)
distribution deduced from reporter (Gal4 UAS)
Tissue/Position (including subcellular localization)
adult mushroom body

Comment: strong expression


Comment: faint expression

Additional Information

Drives expression primarily in mushroom body structures at larval, pupal, and adult stages. Drives expression in only a few alpha'/beta' neurons.

Scer\GAL4NP0385 drives expression in neurons with cell bodies located lateral to the antennal lobes (AL). Some of the labeled neurons innervate the AL.

Scer\GAL4c739 labels the mushroom body alpha/beta neurons. Co-expression with presynaptic and postsynaptic markers labels distinct domains of Kenyon cell terminals in the calyx of the mushroom body.

Scer\GAL4c739 is expressed in a subset of cells in the adult brain, including the mushroom body alpha/beta neurons.

Scer\GAL4c739 drives expression in approximately 16 columnar neurons in the superior medial protocerebrum that innervate the fan shaped body.

Expression is limited to alpha and beta neurons in the adult mushroom body.

Expression of Scer\GAL4c739 is not evident in the alpha'-lobes, the beta'-lobes, or the gamma-lobes.

In early larval stages Scer\GAL4c739 is widely expressed in most of the Kenyon cells, and is seen throughout most axons of the pedunculus and mushroom body lobes in a pattern similar to Fas2. By third instar, expression becomes restricted to a small group of cells near each neuroblast whose projections pass through the inner layer of the pedunculus and lobes.

Expression of Scer\GAL4c739 in the alpha- and beta-lobes of the mushroom body is restricted in early and mid-pupal stages, but becomes extensive from late-pupal stage onwards. Gamma-lobe expression is extensive in mid-pupal stage, but is reduced by late-pupal stage and lost in adults.

In third instar larva, expression in central brain; in 2 longitudinal stripes in the ventral ganglion; in the pouch region of the wing and haltere discs; little or no expression in other discs.

Larval expression is observed in subset of Kenyon cells in each of four clusters, in the calyx, and the in the circumference of the pedunculus. In the second and third larval instars, expression is also observed in the cores of the α, α', β and γ lobes of the mushroom body.

Reflects expression of
Data on Genetic Line
Line ID
Origin as a multiple insertion line
Progenitor(s) within the Genome
Related Aberration or Balancer
Stocks (2)
External Crossreferences and Linkouts ( 0 )
Synonyms and Secondary IDs (18)
Reported As
Symbol Synonym
Salivary Gland Gal4
Name Synonyms
Secondary FlyBase IDs
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