Munster, a novel paired-class homeobox gene specifically expressed in the Drosophila larval eye

Anne Goriely, Bertrand Mollereau, Catherine Coffinier, Claude Desplan

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Abstract

Munster (Mu) is a homeobox-containing gene of the Paired-class which is specifically expressed in the developing Bolwig organs, the Drosophila larval eyes. This expression is first detected during early germ band retraction stage (stage 12 from 7 h 20 at 25°C) and persists until the end of embryogenesis. Mu homeodomain is most similar to that of Aristaless and D-Goosecoid. Strikingly, the Munster gene maps within 6 kb of D-goosecoid, in the same genomic region as aristaless, suggesting that these genes are part of a homeobox gene cluster. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalMechanisms of Development
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1999

Keywords

  • Drosophila
  • Larval eye
  • Munster
  • Paired-class

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology

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