Who said Geneticists do not have a sense of humour.
bag of marbles- involved in oogenesis, spermatogenesis.
breathless- involved in development of trachea.
bric à brac
Bride of sevenless(a.k.a. Boss)
buttonhead- regulates segmentation of the head.
capulet(a.k.a. act up)
Cleopatra- The Cleopatra mutation is lethal only ifAspis also present.
daughters against decapentaplegic
deadpan- a pan-neural repressor.
dissatisfaction- involved in many aspects of sexual behavior.
double parked- required for DNA replication.
double-time(preferred name: discs overgrown) - contributes to circadian rhythmicity.
dunce- involved in memory and learning.
exuperantia- an anterior defect mutant named after someone who was beheaded.
fizzy related(preferred name: retina aberrant in pattern)
gammy legs(preferred name: pygopus)
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
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]
hindsight(preferred name: pebbled)
Hippo- Flies with Hippo deleted grow big heads with folds around the neck.
hobo- a mobile genetic element.
hopscotch- regulates even-skipped gene during segmentation.
Indy- for "I'm not dead yet"; this mutation makes the fly live twice as long.
inscuteable(a.k.a. not enough muscle)
ladybird earlyandladybird late
lame duck(a.k.a. gleeful)
lethal of scute
lush- mediates responses to alcohols.
males absent on the first
methuselah- mutants are larger and live longer.
mothers against decapentaplegic
pumilio- regulates Hunchback mRNA.
Seven in absentia
shaggy(a.k.a. zeste white 3)
short stop(a.k.a. groovin, a.k.a. kakapo)
shutdown- needed for normal function of germline stem cells.
sickle- an apoptosis activator.
snafu- mutants are initially normal but become progressively more abnormal as they develop.
starry night(a.k.a. flamingo)
tinman- the mutant has no heart.
windbeutel- German for "cream puff".