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A Case of Rearrangement of Genes in Drosophila

Sturtevant, A. H. (1921) A Case of Rearrangement of Genes in Drosophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 7 (8). pp. 235-237. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC1084859. doi:10.1073/pnas.7.8.235.

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Seven mutant genes of Drosophila simulans have been shown to be allelomorphic to previously known mutant genes of D. melanogaster. Five of these lie in the X-chromosome, and a study of their linkage relations was shown to indicate that the sequence of the five loci concerned is the same in both species, and that the percentages of crossing over in comparable regions, while not indentical, is still not very different. The other two allelomorphic mutant genes, scarlet and peach, lie about 3 units apart in the third chromosome of melanogaster; in simulans they lie in the same chromosome (which is thus identified as the third one), but they were found to be at least 45 units apart.

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Additional Information:© 1921 National Academy of Sciences. Communicated by T. H. Morgan, May 28, 1921.
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Official Citation:A Case of Rearrangement of Genes in Drosophila A. H. Sturtevant Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 1921, 7 (8) 235-237; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.7.8.235
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