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anachronism

armadillo

baboon

bag of marbles- involved in oogenesis, spermatogenesis.

bagpipe

bazooka

beaten path

brahma

brainiac

breathless- involved in development of trachea.

bric à brac

Bride of sevenless(a.k.a. Boss)

buttonhead- regulates segmentation of the head.

cactus

canoe

cap'n'collar

capricious

capulet(a.k.a. act up)

castor(a.k.a. ming)

chickadee

chiffon

Cleopatra- The Cleopatra mutation is lethal only ifAspis also present.

clootie dumpling

clueless(a.k.a. abrupt)

cockeye

crocodile

currant bun

dacapo

dachshund

daughters against decapentaplegic

deadpan- a pan-neural repressor.

dead ringer

dissatisfaction- involved in many aspects of sexual behavior.

dodo

double parked- required for DNA replication.

double-time(preferred name: discs overgrown) - contributes to circadian rhythmicity.

dreadlocks

drifter

dunce- involved in memory and learning.

eagle

18 wheeler

escargot

exuperantia- an anterior defect mutant named after someone who was beheaded.

faint sausage

fizzy related(preferred name: retina aberrant in pattern)

frayed

frazzled

frizzled

gammy legs(preferred name: pygopus)

Genghis Kahn

gleeful"This gene encodes a C2H2zinc finger transcription factor with high sequence similarity to vertebrate Gli proteins, so we have named the genegleeful(Gfl)." [Furlong et al., 2001,Science293: 1632]

glass bottom boat

gluon

gooseberry(a.k.a. gsb-d)

groucho

Grunge- a regulator of teashirt.

gypsy- a mobile genetic element.

half pint(preferred name: poly-U-binding splicing factor)

hamlet- named for Hamlet's "to be or not to be" soliloquy because it affects development of cells descended from theDrosophilaIIB cells. [Science297: 1355]

headcase

hedgehog

highwire

hindsight(preferred name: pebbled)

Hippo- Flies with Hippo deleted grow big heads with folds around the neck.

hobo- a mobile genetic element.

homeless

hopscotch- regulates even-skipped gene during segmentation.

hunchback

Indy- for "I'm not dead yet"; this mutation makes the fly live twice as long.

inebriated

inscuteable(a.k.a. not enough muscle)

jelly belly

karst

kayak

klumpfuss

knirps

ladybird earlyandladybird late

lame duck(a.k.a. gleeful)

lava lamp

lethal of scute

lilliputian

lozenge

lush- mediates responses to alcohols.

Lyra(a.k.a. senseless)

males absent on the first

mastermind

Medea

Ménage-à-trois 1

Merlin

methuselah- mutants are larger and live longer.

mothers against decapentaplegic

myoblast city

nautilus

nemo

okra

pangolin

pavarotti

pollux

polo

prospero

puckered

pumilio- regulates Hunchback mRNA.

quick-to-court

reaper

Relish

rolling pebbles

roundabout

rutabaga

salvador

saxophone

schnurri

scribbled

scribbler

sequoia

Seven in absentia

seven up

shaggy(a.k.a. zeste white 3)

short stop(a.k.a. groovin, a.k.a. kakapo)

shotgun

shutdown- needed for normal function of germline stem cells.

shuttle craft

sickle- an apoptosis activator.

skittles

slingshot

slipper

slouch

slowpoke

smaug

Smurfl

snafu- mutants are initially normal but become progressively more abnormal as they develop.

Son-of-Sevenless

splat

spinster

split ends

squid

stardust

starry night(a.k.a. flamingo)

stumps(a.k.a. heartbroken)

Strawberry notch

takeout

tango

teashirt

tinman- the mutant has no heart.

tolkin

torpedo

tribbles

Van Gogh

windbeutel- German for "cream puff".

wishful thinking

Yippee

ypsilon schachtel

zipper