The genetics of the Drosophila achaete-scute gene complex: a historical appraisal

Int J Dev Biol. 1998;42(3):291-7.

Abstract

The Drosophila achaete-scute complex consists of four genes encoding transcription factors of the bHLH family. Due to their intricate organization, these genes have occupied geneticists and developmental biologists for many years. Here, genetic studies on the complex are discussed from a historical point of view.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alleles
  • Animals
  • Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors
  • Central Nervous System / embryology
  • Central Nervous System / growth & development
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / physiology
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental*
  • Genes, Insect
  • Helix-Loop-Helix Motifs / genetics*
  • Phenotype
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*
  • Transcription Factors / physiology

Substances

  • Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Drosophila Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • ac protein, Drosophila
  • sc protein, Drosophila