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[Drosophila] Re: Balancer (and researcher) Breakdown

artyw2 from yahoo.com via dros%40net.bio.net (by artyw2 from yahoo.com)
Fri Mar 11 23:05:15 EST 2011

On Mar 11, 5:58 pm, sandra schulze <heterochroma... from gmail.com> wrote:
> People of Flyland....
> Could somebody out there pls tell me everything they know/have
> experienced/have any insight about balancer breakdown? Apart from what
> is in flypushing?
> I know this:
> some balancers do not balance well for specific regions (which
> balancers? which regions?)
> You can mitigate this annoyance by finding a stronger (more scrambled) balancer
> But if you throw in additional balancers (like for instance if you
> have to build stocks for rescue and such) the breakdown can be
> enhanced.
> So I am enjoying this urban myth for the first time in my fly-pushing
> life and it feels like I am doing mouse genetics. But when I try to
> find references to show that this exists, all I can cite is the
> relevant section in manuals like fly pushing.
> I guess I am hoping that someone out there knows of a specific
> reported case I can cite, or at least commiserate.

TM3 does not always balance the distal portion of 3L very well. I know
this from personal experience. Sorry, no cites.

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