salivary gland chromosomes
salivary gland chromosomes[′sal·ə‚ver·ē ‚gland ′krō·mə‚sōmz]
(cell and molecular biology)
Polytene chromosomes found in the interphase nuclei of salivary glands in the larvae of Diptera; chromosomes in the larva undergo complete somatic pairing to form two homologous polytene chromosomes fused side by side.
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