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Contact: Gina Kirchweger
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Fly Polytene Chromosomes with Ataxin-7

Caption: Ataxin-7, one of several genes associated with neurodegenerative disease, anchors a key enzymatic module to the fruit fly SAGA complex, which helps control gene activity in organisms from yeast to humans. Fly polytene chromosome preparation with Ataxin-7 is shown in green, RNA polymerase in red and DNA in blue.

Credit: Image courtesy of Dr. Ryan Mohan of Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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