The Japanese Journal of Genetics
Online ISSN : 1880-5787
Print ISSN : 0021-504X
ISSN-L : 0021-504X
Volume 38 , Issue 3
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  • Mitsuo TSUJITA, Saburo NAWA, Bungo SAKAGUCHI, Toshifumi TAIRA
    1963 Volume 38 Issue 3 Pages 159-174
    Published: 1963
    Released: May 21, 2007
    In Drosophila and silkworm (Bombyx mori), the metabolic relationsphip among several pteridine compounds has been established biochemically and genetically. Furthermore, the problems concerning the structure of the yellow pigment, the precursor of pteridines and the related enzymes have been clarified.
    Inheritance of lem lethal in the silkworm, particularly its maternal effect, has been studied. The lethal and its maternal mechanisms have been interpreted in terms of the relation of the gene to the enzyme, pterine reductase.
    A specific protein combines with the yellow pigment, and is necessary for maintaining the pigment in the hypodermal cells of the silkworm. The nature of the protein has been discussed genetically and biochemically.
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