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Temperature-sensitive paralytic mutations on the second and third chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2009

Shankar J. Kulkarni
Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India
Asha Padhye
Molecular Biology Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India


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Seven temperature-sensitive paralytic mutants were recovered from 4544 lines of ethylmethanesulphonate (EMS) treated autosomes in Drosophila melanogaster. These mutants have been designated temperature-induced paralytic (tip). The tip mutations belong to six different genes; four of these, tip-A, Tip-B, tip-C and tip-D are on the second chromosome while tip-E and tip-F are on the third chromosome. This paper describes the paralysing behaviour and genetic localization of the tip mutants.

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