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Genetic Variation of Alcohol Dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster

Nature volume 204, pages 906907 (28 November 1964) | Download Citation

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A GROWING number of biochemical variations are at present being described in many organisms. When variations in proteins can be demonstrated to be under genetic control the interest and importance they hold are, to some degree, based on the background of genetic knowledge in the experimental organism. Drosophila melanogaster has recently provided knowledge of several inherited biochemical variations. The protein variations of Pantelouris and Duke1 and the variations in the esterases2,3, alkaline phosphatase4,5, leucine aminopeptidase6,7 and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase8 are among the latest to be discovered.

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  1. Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    • F. M. JOHNSON
    •  & C. DENNISTON

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