The role of genetic balance in control of transcription rate in the X-chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Ananiev1974TheRO,
  title={The role of genetic balance in control of transcription rate in the X-chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Eugenii V. Ananiev and L. Z. Faizullin and Vladimir A. Gvozdev},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={1974},
  volume={45},
  pages={193-201}
}
The intensity of transcription in the polytene X-chromosome of the salivary glands of Drosophila melanogaster has been determined as a function of the ratio of X-chromosomes to autosomes (X:A). Autoradiographic measurements revealed that the single X-chromosome in males (1X2A) incorporates twice as much label as each of the two X-chromosomes in females (2X2A) which confirms the earlier report of Mukherjee and Beermann (1965). The addition of the third autosome set in super-males (1X3A) does not… CONTINUE READING