Structural and Functional Organization of a Gene in Drosophila Melanogaster

  • A. Chovnick
  • M. McCarron
  • S. H. Clark
  • A. J. Hilliker
  • C. A. Rushlow
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 16)


In recent years, considerable interest and research effort has been directed towards an understanding of the mechanisms underlying the control of gene expression in higher organisms. Several experimental approaches have been employed to this end, and the results of such studies have been the subject of recent review (Axel et al., 1979). Major emphasis in this laboratory has been directed towards the development of an experimental system in Drosophila melanogaster involving the genetic dissection of a specific genetic unit. The end-product of this effort will be a gene whose DNA is marked and mapped to permit eventual identification of the various sequences that control its expression.


I409 Site Polytene Chromosome Control Element Xanthine Dehydrogenase Position Effect Variegation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Chovnick
    • 1
  • M. McCarron
    • 1
  • S. H. Clark
    • 1
  • A. J. Hilliker
    • 1
  • C. A. Rushlow
    • 1
  1. 1.Genetics and Cell Biology Section, Biological Sciences GroupThe University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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