polytene chromosomes


Summary: Extra large CHROMOSOMES, each consisting of many identical copies of a chromosome lying next to each other in parallel.

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  1. Abdurashitov M, Gonchar D, Chernukhin V, Tomilov V, Tomilova J, Schostak N, et al. Medium-sized tandem repeats represent an abundant component of the Drosophila virilis genome. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:771 pubmed publisher
  2. Augustinos A, Drosopoulou E, Gariou Papalexiou A, Bourtzis K, Mavragani Tsipidou P, Zacharopoulou A. The Bactrocera dorsalis species complex: comparative cytogenetic analysis in support of Sterile Insect Technique applications. BMC Genet. 2014;15 Suppl 2:S16 pubmed publisher
    ..dorsalis complex. Therefore, their polytene chromosomes can be regarded as homosequential with the reference maps of B. dorsalis s.s....
  3. Zepeda Cisneros C, Meza Hernández J, García Martínez V, Ibañez Palacios J, Zacharopoulou A, Franz G. Development, genetic and cytogenetic analyses of genetic sexing strains of the Mexican fruit fly, Anastrepha ludens Loew (Diptera: Tephritidae). BMC Genet. 2014;15 Suppl 2:S1 pubmed publisher
    ..Genetic and cytogenetic analyses were performed using mitotic and polytene chromosomes and we succeeded to characterize the chromosomal structure of this reciprocal translocation and map the ..
  4. Thapa S, Adler P, Chhetri S, Varma R, Henry W. Chromosomal evidence for a new cryptic species of black fly in the <i>Simulium</i> <i>praelargum</i> complex (Diptera: Simuliidae) from West Bengal, India. Zootaxa. 2017;4244:137-144 pubmed publisher
    Analyses of polytene chromosomes revealed a new cryptic species of black fly, Simulium praelargum "IL", in the Simulium (Nevermania) feuerborni group from Darjeeling, West Bengal, India...
  5. Li Y, Wang C, Cai W, Sengupta S, Zavortink M, Deng H, et al. H2Av facilitates H3S10 phosphorylation but is not required for heat shock-induced chromatin decondensation or transcriptional elongation. Development. 2017;144:3232-3240 pubmed publisher
    ..These data strongly suggest that H2Av or H3S10 phosphorylation by JIL-1 is not required for chromatin decondensation or transcriptional elongation in Drosophila. ..