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Munster (Mu) is a homeobox-containing gene of the Paired-class which is specifically expressed in the developing Bolwig organs, the Drosophila larval eyes. This expression is first detected during early germ band retraction stage (stage 12 from 7 h 20 at 25 degrees C) and persists until the end of embryogenesis. Mu homeodomain is most similar to that of Aristaless and D-Goosecoid. Strikingly, the Munster gene maps within 6 kb of D-goosecoid, in the same genomic region as aristaless, suggesting that these genes are part of a homeobox gene cluster.


Journal article


Mech Dev

Publication Date





107 - 110


Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, Chromosome Mapping, Cloning, Molecular, Drosophila, Drosophila Proteins, Embryo, Nonmammalian, Eye, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Goosecoid Protein, Homeodomain Proteins, Insect Proteins, Larva, Molecular Sequence Data, Repressor Proteins, Sequence Analysis, Sequence Homology, Amino Acid, Transcription Factors