polytene chromosome


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polytene chromosome

[′päl·i‚tēn ′krō·mə‚sōm]
(genetics)
A giant, multistranded, chromosome produced by multiple sounds of endoreduplication and thus composed of many copies of the parental chromosome pair having their chromomeres in register. Also known as Balbiani chromosome.
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I used conventional methods of polytene chromosome analysis (Shields and Procunier, 1982; Shields, 2013) to determine the sex chromosome constitution of larvae of the S.
Polytene chromosome preparations of the third instar larvae were made by lacto-aceto-orcein method, to identify whether the larvae were D.
Polytene chromosome preparations were made from salivary glands of third-instar larvae.
By examination of the polytene chromosome banding pattern of the larvae, it was determined that these midges are Chironomus columbiensis Wulker, Sublette, Morath, and Martin.
We used the method of Brockhouse and Adler (2002) to determine if 10 combinational types exhibited less polytene chromosome pairing than did 10 putative parental types from prepared slides from a 5 Apr.
The sex of each larva was recorded and polytene chromosome preparations were made.