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Genetics of the screwworm fly. Characterization of three eye mutants
- Taylor, D.B., Cuevas, E.M.
- Journal of heredity 1986 v.77 no.6 pp. 420
- Cochliomyia hominivorax, mutants, eyes, color, epistasis, genes, viability, genetic markers, genetics, linkage (genetics)
- Three spontaneous eye mutants of Cochllomyla hominivorax, the screwworm fly are described and characterized. The mutants, yellow eye (ye), orange eye (or), and white eye (wh), segregate independently and are recessive. Yellow eye is recessively epistatic to orange eye and dominantly epistatic to white eye. All three mutants have complete penetrance, are autosomal, and have little effect on fly viability under laboratory conditions.