mfr mutations have differential effects on egg patterning. Eggs produced by wild-type or mfr mutant females were monitored for (A) normal or (B) abnormal morphology of the dorsal appendages. Female genotypes are indicated with Df referring to Df(3L)ED4415. As shown in (C), three mutations, mfrZ0695, mfrZ4070, and mfrZ1386, induce significant effects on egg patterning. Asterisks (*) note a significantly higher percentage of defects compared to the bw/+; st mfr+/Df control (P < 0.0001, R2 = 0.05 for mfrZ0695, R2 = 0.07 for mfrZ1386, and R2 = 0.10 for mfrZ4070). Plus signs (+) note a significantly higher percentage of defects associated with the heteroallelic condition compared to hemizygous condition for corresponding alleles (Table 5).
Smith and Wakimoto BMC Developmental Biology 2007 7:21 doi:10.1186/1471-213X-7-21