Lindsley & Grell, 1972, p. 271
origin: Spontaneous derivative of w.
discoverer: Morgan, 11h.
synonym: waE: white-apricot of Edinburgh; stock labeled wa from Edinburgh behaved like we; probably result of mislabeling (see MacKendrick, 1953, DIS 27: 100).
references: Morgan and Bridges, 1916, Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ. No. 237: 28.
Sturtevant and Beadle, 1939, An Introduction to Genetics, Saunders, p. 64 (fig.).
phenotype: Eyes of female yellowish pink, male and we/w female lighter. Using duplications and deficiencies for we, Muller (1932, Proc. Intern. Congr. Genet., 6th. Vol. 1: 233-35) showed that the eye pigmentation of we female = we male < we/we male = we/we female < we/we/we female. Enhanced by P, cru, whg, and e(we). Dominant suppressor of z; lightens rb and g (Green, 1959, Heredity 13: 303-15). Eye color develops autonomously in we eye disks transplanted into wild-type hosts (Beadle and Ephrussi, 1936, Genetics 21: 230). Larval Malpighian tubes and adult testes sheaths colorless. RK1.
other information: Located to the right of wa (Green, 1959).
color figure: P. A. Otto (original)