Transcriptomics,Genomics

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Drosophila Sex Hierarchy Regulated Gene Expression in Adult Head and Central Nervous System Tissues


ABSTRACT: The Drosophila sex determination hierarchy controls all aspects of somatic sexual differentiation, including sex-specific differences in adult morphology and behavior. To gain insight into the molecular-genetic specification of reproductive behaviors and physiology, we identified genes expressed in the adult head and central nervous system that are regulated downstream of sex-specific transcription factors encoded by doublesex (dsx) and fruitless (fru). We used a microarray approach and identified 54 genes regulated downstream of dsx. Furthermore, based on these expression studies we identified new modes of DSX-regulated gene expression. We also identified 90 and 26 genes regulated in the adult head and central nervous system tissues, respectively, downstream of the sex-specific transcription factors encoded by fru. In addition, we present molecular-genetic analyses of two genes identified in our studies, calphotin (cpn) and defective probocisis response (dpr), and begin to describe their functional roles in male behaviors. We show that dpr and dpr-expressing cells are required for the proper timing of male courtship behaviors. Keywords: genetic modification Overall design: Two-condition experiment, control versus genetic mutant. RNA harvested from adult head or dissected central nervous system tissue. Biological replicates: 4 control, 4 mutant. Independently grown and harvested. One replicate per array.

INSTRUMENT(S): INDAC Drosophila melanogaster 15K v5.0

SUBMITTER: Thomas Daniel Goldman  

PROVIDER: GSE9185 | GEO | 2007-11-06

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): PRJNA102753

REPOSITORIES: GEO

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Genomic and functional studies of Drosophila sex hierarchy regulated gene expression in adult head and nervous system tissues.

Goldman Thomas D TD   Arbeitman Michelle N MN  

PLoS genetics 20071101 11


The Drosophila sex determination hierarchy controls all aspects of somatic sexual differentiation, including sex-specific differences in adult morphology and behavior. To gain insight into the molecular-genetic specification of reproductive behaviors and physiology, we identified genes expressed in the adult head and central nervous system that are regulated downstream of sex-specific transcription factors encoded by doublesex (dsx) and fruitless (fru). We used a microarray approach and identifi  ...[more]

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