GARNET-2 [g2]
Lindsley & Grell, 1972, p. 102
origin: Spontaneous.
discoverer: Bridges, 18c28.
references: Morgan, Bridges, and Sturtevant, 1925, Bibliog. Cenet. 2: 226 (fig.). Sturtevant and Beadle, 1939, An Introduction to Genetics, Saunders, p. 64 (fig.).
phenotype: Eye color translucent yellowish ruby, somewhat lighter than g [g = garnet: eye color deep purplish ruby, like pr; pinkish in young and brownish in old flies. Eyes have 38 percent normal red and 56 percent normal brown pigment (ref.: see Nolte below). RK1]. Eyes contain 16 percent normal red pigment and 32 percent normal brown pigment (Nolte, 1959, Heredity 13: 233-41). Malpighian tubes very pale yellow at base (Beadle, 1937, Genetics 22: 587-611). Eye color autonomous in transplant into wild-type host (Beadle and Ephrussi, 1936, Genetics 21: 230). With st, gives dark yellow to orange color; with bw, gives reddish yellow to brownish rose (Mainx, 1938, Z. Induktive Abstammungs-Vererbungslehre 75: 256-76). Dominant in females homozygous for car, according to Schultz; i.e., pigmentation of g2 car/g2 car = g2 car/+ car < car/car. RK1.
other information: Occupies left-most pseudoallelic site of the g locus (Chovnick, 1961, Genetics 46: 493-507).
color figure: P. A. Otto (original)