Germ line dependence of the deep orange maternal effect in Drosophila

J. L. Marsh, E. B. van Deusen, E. Wieschaus, W. J. Gehring

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Pole cell transplantations were used to determine the tissue specificity of maternal effects in Drosophila. The deep orange maternal effect is shown to be germ line autonomous. A cytoplasmic injection assay was used to determine when the dor+ substance could be detected in the developing oocyte. The dor+ substance is present during the early stages of vitellogenesis but could not be detected in the yolk of the embryo after blastoderm cellularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology


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