Dominant sterile and dominant lethal mutations

A mutation that causes dominant sterility in females (Fs) can be maintained in stock with a mutation that causes dominant sterility in males (Ms).

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Stocks with mutations that are lethal to only one sex may be maintained similarly. The T(1;2)OR64 and T(1;3)OR60 translocations are associated with dominant male lethality and are particularly useful for maintaining dominant female sterile mutations in stock.

The following list contains stocks with mutations or deletions associated with dominant sterility or lethality.

Dominant female sterile mutations on the X chromosome are typically maintained in attached-X stocks as shown in the following table.