The induction of temperature-sensitive mutations in Drosophila melanogaster by the acridine mustard ICR-170

R. C. Woodruff, Rita M. Gander

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Abstract

The monofunctional quinacrine mustard ICR-170 (2-methoxy-6-chloro-9-(3-[ethyl-2-chloroethyl] aminopropylamino) acridine dihydrochloride) has been observed to induce temperature-sensitive recessive sex-linked mutations in Drosophila melanogaster. Out of a total of 122 lethals recovered, five proved to be heat sensitive, one heat and cold sensitive, and one cold sensitive. This observation, plus the recovery of some leaky temperature-sensitive mutations, indicates that in Drosophila melanogaster ICR-170 may function by inducing some base-pair substitution mutations, probably by action of its alkylating nitrogen mustard moiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalMutation Research - Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974

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Drosophila melanogaster
Quinacrine Mustard
Acridines
Mechlorethamine
Mutation
Temperature
Hot Temperature
Substitution reactions
Recovery
Base Pairing
acridine mustard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Medicine(all)
  • Toxicology
  • Genetics

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