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Wild type flies have crimson red eyes whereas rosy mutant have brick-red eyes.

(a) True

(b) False

I had been asked this question by my school teacher while I was bunking the class.

This intriguing question comes from Drosophila topic in section Using Other Organisms of Genetic Engineering

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Right answer is (b) False

Easy explanation: Wild type genes have brick-red eyes whereas rosy mutant have crimson red eyes. Thus, rosy genes can be used as selectable marker.

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