Primary structure and expression of a product from cut, a locus involved in specifying sensory organ identity in Drosophila

Nature. 1988 Jun 16;333(6174):629-35. doi: 10.1038/333629a0.


In the absence of cut gene activity in Drosophila, external sensory organs are transformed into chordotonal organs. Here we show that the cut locus encodes a large protein containing a homoeodomain and is expressed in nuclei of cells in external sensory organs but not in cells within chordotonal organs.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Drosophila / anatomy & histology
  • Drosophila / embryology
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Genes*
  • Genes, Homeobox
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Morphogenesis
  • Transcription, Genetic

Associated data

  • GENBANK/X07985