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Brazilian Journal of Genetics

versión impresa ISSN 0100-8455
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ORENGO, Dorcas J.; HAUSCHTECK-JUNGEN, Elisabeth  y  MESTRES, Francesc. One-winged Drosophila subobscura: a phenotype with an obscure genetic basis. Braz. J. Genet. [online]. 1997, vol.20, n.3, pp.-. ISSN 0100-8455.

A line of one-winged Drosophila subobscura was studied. The absent wing is substituted by a bulky structure with macro and microchaetes, showing a thoracic appearance. Genetic crosses showed that there is no way to select for the trait by simple crossing. The number of one-winged flies in the various generations was always low. In one case a wingless fly was also obtained. The trait presents an unknown genetic pattern.

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