[Drosophila] Re: Balancer (and researcher) Breakdown

Laurence Vonkalm via dros%40net.bio.net (by Laurence.Vonkalm from ucf.edu)
Sat Mar 12 14:59:16 EST 2011


CyO is not good for balancing the tip of 2R, however SM5 is good for balancing that region. This is also based on experience and folklore.

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Subject: [Drosophila] Re: Balancer (and researcher) Breakdown

On Mar 11, 5:58 pm, sandra schulze <heterochroma... from gmail.com> wrote:
> People of Flyland....
>
> Could somebody out there pls tell me everything they know/have 
> experienced/have any insight about balancer breakdown? Apart from what 
> is in flypushing?
>
> I know this:
> some balancers do not balance well for specific regions (which 
> balancers? which regions?) You can mitigate this annoyance by finding 
> a stronger (more scrambled) balancer But if you throw in additional 
> balancers (like for instance if you have to build stocks for rescue 
> and such) the breakdown can be enhanced.
>
> So I am enjoying this urban myth for the first time in my fly-pushing 
> life and it feels like I am doing mouse genetics. But when I try to 
> find references to show that this exists, all I can cite is the 
> relevant section in manuals like fly pushing.
>
> I guess I am hoping that someone out there knows of a specific 
> reported case I can cite, or at least commiserate.

TM3 does not always balance the distal portion of 3L very well. I know this from personal experience. Sorry, no cites.


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