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Suppressor genes of the vestigial phenotype have been isolated in a wild-type population. These suppressors have an effect on different wing mutants and are allele-specific in the case of vestigial. In a vgBG background they produced overgrowth of the imaginal wing disc. They also induce cell death in the wild-type strain and alter the distribution of cell death in the mutant strain. Expression of vestigial is increased in the wing disc only. Hypotheses formed to determine the nature of these suppressors are in favor of a direct interaction between these genes and vestigial.

Keywords: suppressor genes; tumor suppressors; vestigial

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Institut Jacques Monod, Tour 43, 2 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France. 2: Departimento di Biologia evoluzionistica e sperimentale, Universita di Bologna, via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy.

Publication date: October 1, 1996

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