Polytenization of the ribosomal genes on the X and Y chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

It has previously been shown (Endow and Glover 1979), that polytenization of the ribosomal genes in D. melanogaster Ore-R X/Y cells and in hybrid X/X cells (Endow 1980) involves replication of genes predominantly from one of the cell's two nucleolus organizers. This analysis takes advantage of strain-specific differences in X and Y chromosome rDNA hybridization patterns detected using the Southern blotting technique. In this report, I extend the previous observations by examining polytene rDNA patterns in wild-type and hybrid X/Y cells. A dominance hierarchy for the X and Y chromosomes from three strains of D. melanogaster is presented and possible mechanisms of replicative dominance are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Endow, SA

Published Date

  • March 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 100 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 385

PubMed ID

  • 6811371

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1201817

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-6731

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/genetics/100.3.375


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States