Studies of interspecific hybridization between red-eyed Tetranychus cinnabarinus and white-eyed T. urticae (albino) revealed two phenotypic classes of progeny in the F4. Interspecific allelism was demonstrated by the dominance of the red-eye gene, A′, from T. cinnabarinus over the a allele from T. urticae. A maternal effect was characterized by partial pigmentation of the eyes of homo- and hemizygous albino progeny from a heterozygous redeyed F3female fertilized by an albino brother.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Heredity|
|State||Published - Sep 1977|