Germline cyst development and imprinting in male mealybug Planococcus citri

@article{Buglia2004GermlineCD,
  title={Germline cyst development and imprinting in male mealybug Planococcus citri},
  author={Giovanni Luigi Buglia and Marina Ferraro},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={2004},
  volume={113},
  pages={284-294}
}
In the epigenetic modifications involved in the phenomenon of imprinting, which is thought to take place during gametogenesis, one of the primary roles is exerted by histone tail modifications acting on chromatin structure. What is more, in insects like mealybugs, with a lecanoid chromosome system, imprinting is strictly related to sex determination. In many diverse species gametes originate in specific, highly evolutionarily conserved structures called germline cysts. The use of staining… CONTINUE READING