Phenocopies of Pigmentary and Behavioral Effects of the Yellow Mutant in Drosophila Induced by α-Dimethyltyrosine

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Science  14 Sep 1973:
Vol. 181, Issue 4104, pp. 1059-1060
DOI: 10.1126/science.181.4104.1059


α-Dimethyltyrosine induces a phenocopy of the body color mutant yellow when fed to larvae of Drosophila melanogaster. The compound also induces changes in male courtship behavior which are similar to the effects of the mutant gene.