• Mitotic complement, salivary chromosome map and chromosomal polymorphism inDrosophila jambulina Parshad and Paika

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      Drosophila jambulina ; mitotic chromosomes; salivary chromosome photomap; chromosomal polymorphism

    • Abstract


      The somatic karyotype ofDrosophila jambulina includes three pairs of V-shaped and one pair of rod-like chromosomes in the female, whereas one red is replaced by a J-shaped element in the male. The salivary chromosome complement comprises five long and one extremely short arms radiating out from a chromocentre. The photomap of salivary gland chromosomes has been prepared and the important identifiable landmarks described. From a sample of 130 wild females studied, 79 heterozygous paracentric inversions of 29 types and four deletions of three types have been detected, thus demonstrating that this species is highly polymorphic.

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      Pritam S Rajput1 2 Ravi Parkash1 G S Miglani1

      1. Department of Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004
      2. Experimental Rice Research Station (PAU), Rauni (Patiala), Punjab
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