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Sub-cellular localisation of the White/Scarlet ABC transporter to pigment granule membranes within the compound eye of Drosophila melangaster

Mackenzie, Susan Margaret; Howells, A J; Cox, Graeme; Ewart, Gary


The white, scarlet, and brown genes of Drosophila melanogaster encode ABC transporters involved with the uptake and storage of metabolic precursors to the red and brown eye colour pigments. It has generally been assumed that these proteins are localised in the plasma membrane and transport precursor molecules from the heamolymph into the eye pigment cells. However, the immuno-electron microscopy experiments in this study reveal that the White and Scarlet proteins are located in the membranes of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Genetica
DOI: 10.1023/A:1004115718597


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