Dear fly community,
ey[D]/OK107 (ey-Gal4) 4th chromosome
Can anybody explain me why this genotype (see above) results in a transformation from eye to antenna (transdetermination?) in parts of the eye. The penetrance is not very high, but you can find many flies (about 10%) in each generation with small eyes and multiple antennas (3 or more - on the expense of parts of the eye). Neither OK107 nor eyeless[Dominant] shows this phenotype.
I am looking forward to any suggestion or explanation.
Dr. Olaf Vef
Institute for Genetics
Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
email: ovef from mail.uni-mainz.de<mailto:ovef from mail.uni-mainz.de>