Giant polytene chromosomes from the ovaries of a Drosophila mutant

Robert C. King, Shawn F. Riley, Joseph D. Cassipy, Peachie E. White, Yong K. Pair

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The chromosomes of the ovarian nurse cells of Drosophila melanogaster fall apart during their cycles of endoreduplication. However, chromosomal synopsis occurs in the pseudonurse cells produced in certain mutant females. The resulting polytene chromosomes undergo developmental changes that are strikingly different from those recorded for the giant chromosomes of the larval salivary gland cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
Issue number4493
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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