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Published March 1986 | public
Journal Article

Genetics and Molecular Biology of Ionic Channels in Drosophila


In this review we examine mutations that alter electrical excitability in the nervous system of the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, and discuss how these mutations may be used to approach the molecular basis of ionic channel function.

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© 1986 Annual Reviews. We thank M. Ramaswami and A. Ferrus for valuable comments and C.-F. Wu for providing a copy of a manuscript in press. The preparation of this review and some of the work presented in it was supported by the Pfeiffer Research Foundation and USPHS grant NS21327-01 to M. T. L. S. was supported by NSF grant BNS8311024. C. K. was supported by NRSA training grant GM07616. L. I. was supported by a Muscular Dystrophy Association Fellowship. M. T. is a McKnight Foundation Scholar and a Sloan Foundation Fellow.

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