Gene dosage compensation in Drosophila melanogaster

Adv Genet. 1987;24:371-429. doi: 10.1016/s0065-2660(08)60013-9.


The comparative lack of sexual dimorphism of apricot and other [sex-linked] genes studied is due to "sex-limitation", i.e., to a compensatory influence of the dosage difference between the sexes in respect to other genes in the X-chromosome. The facts are of particular interest from an evolutionary standpoint.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Female
  • Genes*
  • Genes, Regulator
  • Male
  • Transcription, Genetic