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Yi Chuan. 2003 Jan;25(1):97-101.

[Sex control of Drosophila melanogaster].

[Article in Chinese]

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Southwest Agricultural University, Key Laboratory of Sericluture of the Agricultural Ministry of China, Chongqing 400716, China.


Sex developing needs two steps. One is sex determination, the other is sex differentiation. Sex control of D. melanogaster has five aspects, including sex determination, sex differentiation, sex appraisal, sex induction, and sex control. Sex determination is a choice between two development paths which provide a cascade about studying gene control pattern. Sex determination of D.melanogaster has been known in detail. Sex differentiation makes the embryo develop into female or male fruitfly. In recent years, many important sex control genes have been cloned. With the completion of Fruitfly Genome Project, the research about Drosophila will be carried out more deeply and completely. Sex determination and sex differentiation of D.melanogaster will be presented in this article.


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