Spatial organization of chromosomes in the salivary gland nuclei of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Hochstrasser1986SpatialOO,
  title={Spatial organization of chromosomes in the salivary gland nuclei of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Mark Hochstrasser and David Mathog and Yosef Gruenbaum and Harald Saumweber and John Sedat},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1986},
  volume={102},
  pages={112 - 123}
}
Using a computer-based system for model building and analysis, three-dimensional models of 24 Drosophila melanogaster salivary gland nuclei have been constructed from optically or physically sectioned glands, allowing several generalizations about chromosome folding and packaging in these nuclei. First and most surprising, the prominent coiling of the chromosomes is strongly chiral, with right-handed gyres predominating. Second, high frequency appositions between certain loci and the nuclear… CONTINUE READING

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