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Molecular characterization of the singed wings locus of Drosophila melanogaster

Yuri B Schwartz, Tatiana Boykova, Elena S Belyaeva, Michael Ashburner and Igor F Zhimulev*

BMC Genetics 2004, 5:15  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-5-15

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A little comfusion

Tsin Ho   (2010-01-11 10:35)  China Agricultural University email

"Two lines independently transformed by this cosmid (5581.118 and 5581.4), each with a single independent autosomal insertion, were obtained and tested for complementation of swit476. Neither of them was able to complement swit476, implying that a6, b6, CG14798 and EG:9D2.4 are not swi."
I don't comprehend these words. If the two fragments didn't complement the swit476, the loci on these fragments and the swi should be functional alleles.

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