Some New Mutants and Linkage Groups of the House Fly1

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A search for new mutants in the house Musca domestica L., has been continued and a list of seven new marker strains is included in this paper. They are four eye color mutants, car (carnation), cm (carmine), rb (ruby) and wau (auburn); an eye shape mutant, ro (rough); a wing shape mutant,ct (cut); and a wing vein mutant, Lp (Loop).

Linkage tests to classify 17 marker genes found in this laboratory and obtained from other investigators have been performed. Five linkage groups, which are assumed to represent all the autosomes of the house fly, have been demonstrated. No sex-linked mutant has yet been detected.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1960

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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