Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Chromosome banding in amphibia

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Oiseaux_v2b_01450, Reptiles_v2b_00428
Auteur(s)
  • M. Schmid
Affiliation(s)
  • Abteilung Humangenetik, University of Ulm, Federal Republic of Germany
Résumé

Highly differentiated heteromorphic sex chromosomes were found in the karyotypes of Pyxicephalus adspersus (= Rana adspersa) and analysed with the various banding methods. The W chromosome is considerably smaller than the Z chromosome and consists to a great proportion of constitutive heterochromatin. The chromosome lengths and the DNA content of this species have the lowest values determined in the Ranidae to date. The nucleolus organizer regions in the chromosomes reveal a high frequency of inter-individual variations (duplications, triplications) and aberrations. In one female animal, a translocation between the W chromosome and a nucleolus organizer was identified. Preliminary results indicate, that the same chromosome pair which in P. adspersus constitutes the heteromorphic sex chromosomes is still in an initial stage of morphological differentiation in P. delalandii. Although the ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes in Pyxicephalus have developed independently of the ZZ/ZW sex chromosomes in birds and reptiles, they seemed to have passed through identical stages of morphological differentiation. In this process, the heterochromatinization of the W chromosome had a decisive function.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - developmental biology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - biologie moleculaire et cellulaire
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Health Sciences ; 2 - Medicine ; 3 - Genetics(clinical)
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology ; 3 - Genetics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - genetics & heredity
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biochemistry & molecular biology
Identifiant ISTEX
0E3F5621694EA14CAF9D7408FDE4C9ABC1FD1AE2
Revue

Chromosoma

Année de publication
1980
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.028
Sous-corpus
  • Oiseaux
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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