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Bed bug cytogenetics: karyotype, sex chromosome system, FISH mapping of 18S rDNA, and male meiosis in Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758 (Heteroptera: Cimicidae)
A cytogenetic study of the common bed bug Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758 is performed using both classical (Schiff-Giemsa and AgNO 3 -staining) and mo- lecular (base-specifi c DAPI/CMA 3 fl uorochromes and FISH with an 18S rDNA probe).
Patterns of chromosome banding in four nabid species (Heteroptera, Cimicomorpha, Nabidae) with high chromosome number karyotypes.
New information on the genome organization and new cytological markers useful for a better insight into karyotype evolution of nabid species are provided.
Molecular phylogeny of the Mediterranean species of Philaenus (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Aphrophoridae) using mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences
The phylogenies of all eight European species of Philaenus were estimated from cytochrome oxidase subunit I, cytochrome B and internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) fragments of DNA using phylogenetic
Parthenogenesis in Hexapoda: holometabolous insects
Data on parthenogenesis across Holometabola as well as other insects are summarized and discussed and the main parthenogenetic taxa and modes ofparthenogenesis are listed.
Karyotypes, male meiosis and comparative FISH mapping of 18S ribosomal DNA and telomeric (TTAGG) n repeat in eight species of true bugs (Hemiptera, Heteroptera)
The insect consensus telomeric pentanucleotide (TTAGG)n was demonstrated to be absent in all the species studied in this respect, supporting the hypothesis that this motif was lost in early evolution of the Heteroptera and secondarily replaced with another motif (yet unknown) or the alternative telomerase-independent mechanisms of telomere maintenance.
Holocentric chromosomes in meiosis. I. Restriction of the number of chiasmata in bivalents
The elimination of the cells carrying bivalents with more than two chiasmata creates a strong selection against the formation of more than one chiasma loops in holocentric bivalENTs.
Cytogenetics of the true bug infraorder Cimicomorpha (Hemiptera, Heteroptera): a review
A review of essential cytogenetic characters of the Cimicomorpha is presented and the chief objectives and goals of future investigations in the field are outlined.
Distribution of 18S rDNA sites and absence of the canonical TTAGG insect telomeric repeat in parasitoid Hymenoptera
No hybridization signals were obtained from FISH with the telomeric (TTAGG)n probe in the examined parasitoid species of aculeate Hymenoptera, and these data suggest absence of the canonical ( TTAGG-n)n insect telomersic motif in the Ichneumonoidea, Cynipoidea and ChalcidoideA, and perhaps in Parasitoid Hymanoptera in general.
Mediterranean Species of the Spittlebug Genus Philaenus: Modes of Chromosome Evolution
The most plausible scenario of chromosomal rearrangements accompanying phylogenetic differentiation in Philaenus is advanced and the first reported case of an evolutionarily fixed multiple sex chromosome system in Auchenorrhyncha is reported.