[Taxacom] have you seen a mutant insect with more than six legs?

Ken Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 21 08:24:24 CDT 2012



     One article you might find interesting on this subject is Hirokawa, et al., 2005.  Here is a weblink to that paper:                           https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jibs/74/3/74_3_111/_pdf 
           ------------Cheers,                                                         Ken                      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:46:49 +0900
> From: chosoowon at gmail.com
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] have you seen a mutant insect with more than six legs?
> 
> Hi, members,
> 
> I have a question on insect mutation. Have you seen an insect with more
> than six legs? I remember a case with antennopedia but what if they have
> two or three legs at the place where it supposed to have one leg. If it
> happens, does anyone know what kind of gene mutation may cause this kind of
> problem? Do you think there is a way of finding/confirming it by
> sequencing/studying its DNA?
> 
> Sincerely,
> -- 
> Soowon Cho
> chosoowon at gmail.com
> Dept Plant Medicine
> Chungbuk Nat'l Univ
> Cheongju, 361-763
> KOREA
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