Karyotypes of Megaselia scalaris (Diptera) wild-type and translocation strains

W. Traut*, thi Khuong Nguyen thi Khuong, S. Schneider

*Corresponding author for this work
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Making use of somatic pairing of homologous chromosome arms and of balanced translocations as cytogenetic markers, the three chromosome pairs of the phorid fly Megaselia scalaris have been identified and described. From measurements of the compliments a standard karyotype was constructed. Identification of the chromosomes allows cytogenetic, phenotypic and molecular markers to be assigned to specific chromosomes. Sex linkage of t(1;2) and t(2;3) translocations define chromosome 2 as the normal sex determining chromosome pair in our translocation strains, and therefore also, probably, in the wild-type strain from which they were derived. No differences between X and Y with respect to size of arms or C-bands were detected.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 12.1990

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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