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PMID:17685476

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Citation

Kinel-Tahan, Y, Weiss, H, Dgany, O, Levine, A and Wides, R (2007) Drosophila odz gene is required for multiple cell types in the compound retina. Dev. Dyn. 236:2541-54

Abstract

The Drosophila melanogaster pair-rule gene odz (odd Oz, or Ten-m) is expressed in distinct patterns in the larval eye imaginal disc. Its earliest eye expression occurs in ommatidial precursors starting from the posterior edge of the morphogenetic furrow. Loss of function of odz activity leads to visible light photoreceptor loss; R7 photoreceptor loss; ommatidial size, shape, and rotation defects; ommatidial disorder and fusions; interommatidial bristle defects; and ommatidial lens defects. The same effects are seen in odz eye mitotic clones, in odz-Ten-a transheterozygous combinations, and in eyes expressing an Odz-Dominant Negative transgene (Odz-DN). Effects of the same strength are also seen when the Odz-DN transgene is driven only in regions of scabrous expression, which overlaps the four columns of Odz expression clusters behind the furrow. Small odz mitotic clones suggest an odz role in cell proliferation or survival. Senseless is expressed in odz mutant clones, in a fairly ordered manner, indicating that Odz acts downstream of R8 specification. Disorder within each ommatidium in odz clones is accompanied by some loss of R7 precursors and visible photoreceptor precursor order.

Links

PubMed Online version:10.1002/dvdy.21284

Keywords

Animals; Chromosomes; Developmental Biology/methods; Drosophila Proteins/metabolism; Drosophila Proteins/physiology; Drosophila melanogaster/embryology; Drosophila melanogaster/physiology; Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental; Genes, Dominant; Genetic Techniques; Models, Biological; Mutation; Phenotype; Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate/embryology; Protein Structure, Tertiary; Tenascin/metabolism; Tenascin/physiology; Transgenes; Wing/embryology

Significance

Annotations

Gene product Qualifier GO Term Evidence Code with/from Aspect Extension Notes Status

DROME:TENM

involved_in

GO:0022416: chaeta development

ECO:0000315: mutant phenotype evidence used in manual assertion

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete

DROME:TENM

involved_in

GO:0001745: compound eye morphogenesis

ECO:0000315: mutant phenotype evidence used in manual assertion

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete

DROME:TENM

involved_in

GO:0048058: compound eye corneal lens development

ECO:0000315: mutant phenotype evidence used in manual assertion

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete

DROME:TENM

involved_in

GO:0045467: R7 cell development

ECO:0000315: mutant phenotype evidence used in manual assertion

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete

DROME:TENM

involved_in

GO:0042051: compound eye photoreceptor development

ECO:0000315: mutant phenotype evidence used in manual assertion

P

Seeded From UniProt

complete


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