[Drosophila] When and who discovered the sepia mutant?

Mark Thorson via dros%40net.bio.net (by nospam from sonic.net)
Fri Jun 22 00:51:24 EST 2012


Kevin Cook wrote:
> 
> se[1] was discovered on May 10, 1913 by Edith M. Wallace as a
> spontaneous mutation.  See http://flybase.org/reports/FBal0015397.html.
> The primary reference is Bridges, C.B., Morgan, T.H. (1923). The
> third-chromosome group of mutant characters of Drosophila melanogaster.
> Publs Carnegie Instn 327: 1--251.

Thanks!  Wow, my flies descend from one discovered
nearly a hundred years ago.  I'll have to think
of an appropriate celebration next year.



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