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mc = microcephalic
Gene: mc
Feature/structure: Eyes and head
Linkage Group:  5 
Origin: spontaneous [from Sokoloff]
Description: • Width of head is reduced posterior to genal shelf.
• Eyes are variably reduced, ranging from slight reduction in eye size and number of facets, to complete reduction with no facets. Not bilaterally uniform.
• One strain occasionally has an "eye-growth" which appears on a sclerotized encroachment into the anterior edge of the eye. The growth ranges from very small and fine, and often appears segmented in its largest and strongest expression.
Illustration of mc mutant