Inheritance of gon, a body color mutation of newly hatched larvae in Bombyx mori

Yutaka Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Doira, Keisuke Ohta, Takahiro Kusakabe, Katsumi Koga

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Abstract

A recessive mutation affecting the body color trait of newly hatched larvae has been found spontaneously in the experimental strain possessing a small egg mutant gene. The current mutation is characterized by a whitish color in newly hatched larvae, instead of the normal body color of black. Also this mutation was found to cause retarded larval growth, abnormal feature of pupal wings and undeveloped gonads. Linkage analysis showed that the mutant gene controlling these characters is linked to the melanism gene (mln), which belongs to the 18th linkage group. The novel mutant gene was named "Hakugi" in Japanese and "undeveloped gonads" in English with the gene symbol gon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology
Volume74
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2005

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Bombyx mori
Larva
inheritance (genetics)
Color
Genes
mutation
Mutation
color
larvae
Gonads
genes
mutants
gonads
Melanosis
linkage groups
Ovum
linkage (genetics)
Gene
Growth

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  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Inheritance of gon, a body color mutation of newly hatched larvae in Bombyx mori. / Kawaguchi, Yutaka; Doira, Hiroshi; Ohta, Keisuke; Kusakabe, Takahiro; Koga, Katsumi.

In: Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology, Vol. 74, No. 1, 01.02.2005, p. 35-37.

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Kawaguchi, Yutaka ; Doira, Hiroshi ; Ohta, Keisuke ; Kusakabe, Takahiro ; Koga, Katsumi. / Inheritance of gon, a body color mutation of newly hatched larvae in Bombyx mori. In: Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology. 2005 ; Vol. 74, No. 1. pp. 35-37.
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