Faculty Research 1980 - 1989

Title

Filicidal ring-Y chromosomes in D. melanogaster.

Authors

J C. Stone

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1982

Keywords

Chromosome-Aberrations, Chromosome-Mapping, Drosophila-Melanogaster: ge, Genes-Lethal, Male, Phenotype, Sex-Chromosomes: ul, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S, Y-Chromosome: ul

JAX Source

Genetics. 1982 Oct; 102(2):245-58.

Grant

E501536, GM18678

Abstract

Ring-Y chromosomes are recovered infrequently from crosses of ring-Y-bearing males to females of certain strains (OSTER 1964). Experiments described here have unveiled a diverse class of genes that exert a maternal effect on the behavior during cleavage of these "filicidal: ring chromosomes. Cytological observations of inviable embryos have revealed that the ring-Y chromosome causes gross disorganization of the cleavage nuclei. This inviability may be equivalent to the "dominant lethality: attributed to unstable ring-X chromosomes (HINTON 1955; PASZTOR 1971). Mapping studies indicate that no single region of the normal Y is solely responsible for the unusual behavior of ring-Y chromosomes.

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