Early developmental subdivisions of the wing disk in Drosophila

Mol Gen Genet. 1977 Mar 16;151(3):289-94. doi: 10.1007/BF00268792.


The properties of the mutation wingless discovered by Sharma are discussed. It appears that this mutation interferes with a step leading to normal wing-notum compartmentation of the wing disk. From the study of mutational mosaics in the wingless locus we conclude that mutations in this gene can be autonomous in mosaics.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / embryology*
  • Ethyl Methanesulfonate / pharmacology
  • Genes*
  • Germ Layers
  • Mutagens
  • Mutation
  • Phenotype
  • Time Factors
  • Wings, Animal / embryology*


  • Mutagens
  • Ethyl Methanesulfonate