Drosophila muscle myosin heavy chain encoded by a single gene in a cluster of muscle mutations

Nature. 1983 Mar 31-Apr 6;302(5907):393-7. doi: 10.1038/302393a0.


Drosophila muscle myosin heavy chain is encoded by a single-copy gene which is transcribed during both larval and adult development. This myosin gene maps to a chromosomal locus distant from any of the actin genes, but is within a cluster of flight muscle mutations.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Genes
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Muscles / physiology*
  • Mutation
  • Myosins / genetics*
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization


  • Myosins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/J01115