Qualitative phototaxis by strains lacking repeat segments. Digitised slug trails of wild type AX2, the filamin null mutant HG1264, the rescued strain HPF620 and the strains lacking one of the repeat segments. Slug trails were plotted from a common origin so that the source of light is to the right of the figures. Wild type slugs migrate directly towards the light source whereas filamin mutant slugs show disoriented, bimodal phototaxis with two preferred directions either side of the light source. The rescued strain HPF620 displays wild type phototaxis whereas the strains lacking repeat segments 2–6 display mutant phototaxis and transformants lacking the first repeat show phototaxis phenotypes ranging from wild type to mutant.
Annesley et al. BMC Cell Biology 2007 8:48 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-8-48