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Need an help about Drosophila genetics

Postby golgicik » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:46 pm

Hello!

I need help. My professor asks me this and I could not understand it. Can you please help me to figure it out?

I asked him after crossing lines with UAS-UPRT and Gal-4 driver, how are we going to select the flies? He gave me this:

Flies have 4 chromosomes: 2 and 3 are useful for genetics. For each chromosomes there are two copies just like in humans:

2nd chromosome: UAS-UPRT is homozygous

3rd Chromosome: One chromosomes carries Repo. The other carries a marker TM6 which gives flies short bristles.

You are starting from: 2nd chromosomes UAS-UPRT homozygous ; 3rd chromosomes wild-type homozygous

crossed with:

2nd chromosomes wild-type homozygous; 3rd Chromosomes Repo and TM6

Using your knowledge of meiosis, what should you be looking for?
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Postby JackBean » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:52 pm

You should be looking for heterozygot in all genes in F1.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby golgicik » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:55 pm

JackBean wrote:You should be looking for heterozygot in all genes in F1.


So basicly flies with short bristles?
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Postby JackBean » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Seems so to me. But they should all be the same in F1 generation.
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Postby golgicik » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:33 pm

JackBean wrote:Seems so to me. But they should all be the same in F1 generation.


Thank you. Actually, I am confused because of the repo and TM6 part.
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Re: Need an help about Drosophila genetics

Postby golgicik » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:35 am

It seems the answer is incorrect. I really need to figure out this. Can someone explain, please?
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