Not just pretty eyes: Drosophila eye-colour mutations and lysosomal delivery

Vett Lloyd, Mani Ramaswami, Helmut Krämer

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Analysis of Drosophila eye-colour mutations has mane seminal contributions to the fields of genetics and biochemistry. Recent findings suggest that a subset of eye-colour genes is crucial for vesicullar transport of proteins to pigment granules, specialized lysosomes of eye-pigment cells. Thus, classical work describing more than 85 eye-colour mutations and their genetic interactions offers a remarkable, untapped resource for the genetic analysis of protein delivery to lysosomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


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