Pteridines in the Fat Body of a Mutant of Drosophila melanogaster

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Science  22 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3721, pp. 533-535
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3721.533


A mutant, white-mottled orange, which deposits less than wild-type amounts of drosopterins in the eyes, has been found in Drosophila melanogaster. Variations in other pteridines were also observed. The mutant accumulates and later loses drosopterins in the abdominal fat body of adults.