Conditional knockdown of transformer in sheep blow fly suggests a role in repression of dosage compensation and potential for population suppressionM. E. Williamson, Y. Yan and M. J. Scott, PLOS Genetics, 17:e1009792. 2021.
In the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae, a single gene (Sxl in D. melanogaster, fle in A. gambiae) controls the development of female-specific tissues and X chromosome dosage compensation, which is the equalization of X-linked gene products ...
Keywords: Australia, genetic biocontrol, Lucilia cuprina, population suppression, sheep blow fly, transformer