A Bombyx mandarina mutant exhibiting translucent larval skin is controlled by the molybdenum cofactor sulfurase gene

Tsuguru Fujii, Masataka Ozaki, Takaaki Masamoto, Susumu Katsuma, Hiroaki Abe, Toru Shimada

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Abstract

During the maintenance of the wild silkworm, Bombyx mandarina, a mutant phenotype exhibiting translucent skin was identified. Based on the crossing experiments with the domesticated silkworm, Bombyx mori, we found that the mutant was controlled by molybdenum cofactor sulfurase (MoCoS) gene. We designated the mutant "Ozaki's translucent" (ogZ). We found a 2.1-kb deletion containing the transcription initiation site, exons 1 and 2, and the 5′ end of exon 3 of the MoCoS gene. The transcript of the MoCoS gene was not detected in the ogZ homozygote. We concluded that ogZ is a complete loss-of-function allele generated by a disruption of the MoCoS gene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalGenes and Genetic Systems
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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