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Two Gap Genes Mediate Maternal Terminal Pattern Information in Drosophila

Weigel, Detlef and Jürgens, Gerd and Klingler, Martin and Jäckle, Herbert (1990) Two Gap Genes Mediate Maternal Terminal Pattern Information in Drosophila. Science, 248 (4954). pp. 495-498. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.2158673.

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In Drosophila three maternal pattern organizing activities, the anterior, the posterior, and the terminal, establish the anterior-posterior body pattern of the embryo by initiating the spatially restricted activities of the gap class of zygotic segmentation genes. The activities of tailless (tll) and the newly identified gap gene huckebein (hkb) are specifically involved in mediating the maternal terminal information at the posterior end of the blastoderm embryo.

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Additional Information:© 1990 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 13 November 1989; accepted 22 February 1990. We thank G. Brönner, S. Cöhen, M. C. Pankratz, and D. Tautz for critically reading the manuscript, K. V. Anderson for help in the isolation of the orginal hkb alleles, J. Lengyel, T. Schüpbach, and J. Szabad for fly stocks, K. Howard, H. Krause, and C. Rushlow for antibodies, U. Gaul for suggesting the vasa experiment, and U. Gaul, M. Pankratz, and B. Wild for communicating unpublished results. We also thank C. Nüsslein-Volhard, in whose lab part of this work was done, for her support. Supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (H. J.) and partially by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (D. W.).
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Official Citation:Weigel, D., Jurgens, G., Klingler, M., & Jackle, H. (1990). Two gap genes mediate maternal terminal pattern information in Drosophila. Science, 248(4954), 495-498. doi: 10.1126/science.2158673
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