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Mutation of the Eyeless Gene in Drosophila melanogaster

Written by Danielle A mutation of the eyeless gene in Drosophila melanogaster changes the phenotype and is demonstrated to be located within intron 2 of the eyeless gene. Abstract: Drosopholia melanogaster flies are ideal for genetic study. This is due to the ability to observe mutation of the DNA through phenotypic manifestations. A mutation is an alteration in the DNA that may or may not alter gene expression within the organism containing the modified sequence. With use of D. melanogaster flies in genetic study, […]