A radiation analysis of a comstockiella chromosome system: destruction of heterochromatic chromosomes during spermatogenesis in Parlatoria oleae (Coccoidea: Diaspididae)


In the males of the olive scale insect, Parlatoria oleae (2n=8), the paternal set of chromosomes becomes heterochromatic during late cleavage or early blastula and remains so until spermatogenesis. Immediately before the onset of meiosis in the males one or more heterochromatic chromosomes disappear from each primary spermatocyte. At prophase four… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00285146

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