Geographic variation of sex-linked translocation heterozygosity in the termite Kalotermes approximatus snyder (Insecta: Isoptera)

@article{Syren1981GeographicVO,
  title={Geographic variation of sex-linked translocation heterozygosity in the termite Kalotermes approximatus snyder (Insecta: Isoptera)},
  author={Robert M. Syren and Peter Luykx},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={1981},
  volume={82},
  pages={65-88}
}
The primitive termite Kalotermes approximatus carries a number of reciprocal translocations (segmental interchanges) that are linked to the sex-determining mechanism in such a way that males are permanent structural heterozygotes, forming long chains or rings of chromosomes in meiosis, while females are structural homozygotes, forming only bivalents. A survey of male meiosis from collections covering nearly the whole species range in the southeastern United States reveals considerable variation… CONTINUE READING

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