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Publication : Mutations affecting segment number and polarity in Drosophila.

First Author  Nüsslein-Volhard C Year  1980
Journal  Nature Volume  287
Pages  795-801 PubMed ID  6776413
Abstract Text  In systematic searches for embryonic lethal mutants of Drosophila melanogaster we have identified 15 loci which when mutated alter the segmental pattern of the larva. These loci probably represent the majority of such genes in Drosophila. The phenotypes of the mutant embryos indicate that the process of segmentation involves at least three levels of spatial organization: the entire egg as developmental unit, a repeat unit with the length of two segments, and the individual segment. Issue  5785
Month  Oct

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