Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase in Drosophila: X-Linked Electrophoretic Variants

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Science  10 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3602, pp. 140-141
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3602.140


Three electrophoretic patterns of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase have been found in wild-type strains of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetical control of the variants in enzyme mobility (fast or slow) is X-linked; strains possessing both bands (fast and slow) appear to be heterogeneous, having individuals of three types (fast, slow, and double).