1. You have isolated a recessive Drosophila mutant that you call grandchildless (gls) because it behaves in the following way:
Cross: gls/gls female x +/+ male
F1: All sterile
If you perform the reciprocal cross, however, you find that the result is different from that in cross 1:
Cross: gls/gls male x +/+ female
F1: All fertile
F2 (from crossing F1 males and females): All fertile
F3 (from crossing F2 males and females): ¼ sterile, ¾ fertile
a. Explain the grandchildless mutant. If the fertile F3 are mated, what will the ratio of fertile:sterile be in the F4?
b. You isolate a new allele of the gls gene (gls*) which behaves in the following way:
Cross: gls/gls female x gls*/+ male
F1: ½ fertile, ½ sterile
Propose an explanation for the new allele of gls.
An isolated drosophila mutant alleles are determined. The expert performs the reciprocal cross results.