Genetic organization of Drosophila bithorax complex

Nature. 1985 Jan 10-18;313(5998):108-13. doi: 10.1038/313108a0.


The Drosophila bithorax complex is subdivided into three major genes: Ultrabithorax+, abdominal-A+ and Abdominal-B+. Each of these genes plays its principal part in a particular anatomical domain of the body, where it is specifically required to determine the correct segmental pattern.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / growth & development
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genes, Regulator
  • Genetic Complementation Test
  • Morphogenesis
  • Mutation
  • Phenotype
  • Thorax