Wolfgang Hennig

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Transcribing ribosomal RNA genes in primary spermatocyte nucleoli of Drosophila hydei have been visualized by electron microscopy using a microspreading technique. The length of the transcribing unit is in agreement with the length of the ribosomal RNA precursor as determined by acrylamide gel electrophoresis (2.6×106 daltons). The length of the(More)
A rabbit antiserum, specific for the histone H3.3 replacement variant, was raised with the aid of a histone H3.3-specific peptide. Immuno blot experiments demonstrated the specificity of this polyclonal antiserum. In addition, we showed on immuno blots that two monoclonal antibodies isolated from mice with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) display strong(More)
The 7SK small nuclear RNA (snRNA) is a key player in the regulation of polymerase (pol) II transcription. The 7SK RNA was long believed to be specific to vertebrates where it is highly conserved. Homologs in basal deuterostomes and a few lophotrochozoan species were only recently reported. On longer timescales, 7SK evolves rapidly with only few conserved(More)
It is shown by isopycnic density gradient centrifugation that the DNAs of the sibling species Drosophila hydei, Drosophila neohydei and Drosophila pseudoneohydei differ regarding the numbers and proportions of satellite DNA bands. An overwhelming proportion of all repetitive nucleotide sequences of the DNA is contained in these satellite fractions. The(More)
The chromatin organization in developing germ cells of Drosophila hydei males was studied with the highly sensitive DNA stain DAPI (4′, 6-diamidino-2-phenylindole dichloride). The prophase of meiosis I is characterized by decondensed chromosomes and only late during this stage do they condense rapidly. The sex chromosomes show allocycly. During postmeiotic(More)
Members of the retrotransposon family micropia were discovered as constituents of wild-typeY chromosomal fertility genes fromDrosophila hydei. Several members of the micropia family have subsequently been recovered fromDrosophila melanogaster and four micropia elements, micropia-DhMiF2, -DhMiF8, -Dm11 and-Dm2, two each fromD. hydei andD. melanogaster, have(More)