Munster, a novel paired-class homeobox gene specifically expressed in the Drosophila larval eye.
Goriely A., Mollereau B., Coffinier C., Desplan C.
Munster (Mu) is a homeobox-containing gene of the Paired-class which is specifically expressed in the developing Bolwig organs, the Drosophila larval eyes. This expression is first detected during early germ band retraction stage (stage 12 from 7 h 20 at 25 degrees C) and persists until the end of embryogenesis. Mu homeodomain is most similar to that of Aristaless and D-Goosecoid. Strikingly, the Munster gene maps within 6 kb of D-goosecoid, in the same genomic region as aristaless, suggesting that these genes are part of a homeobox gene cluster.