Drosophila melanogaster mutations suppressible by the suppressor of Hairy-wing are insertions of a 7.3-kilobase mobile element.

Drosophila melanogaster mutations suppressible by the suppressor of Hairy-wing are insertions of a 7.3-kilobase mobile element.

Certain spontaneous mutations of Drosophila melanogaster are suppressed by su(Hw), the suppressor of Hairy-wing (3R-54.8). We discover that mutations suppressible by su(Hw) end result from insertions of a mobile ingredient at the affected loci. The ingredient, named gypsy, is roughly 7.three kilobases lengthy and contains 0.5-kilobase direct terminal repeats. It was first recognized in DNA …

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