Tiny genomes and endoreduplication in Strepsiptera.

  title={Tiny genomes and endoreduplication in Strepsiptera.},
  author={John Spencer Johnston and Larry D Ross and Laura Beani and David P. Hughes and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby},
  journal={Insect molecular biology},
  volume={13 6},
Using flow cytometry, the genome sizes of two species of Strepsiptera were studied: that of male Caenocholax fenyesi texensis Kathirithamby & Johnston (Myrmecolacidae) at 108 Mb, which is the smallest insect genome documented to date; and those of male and female Xenos vesparum Rossi (Stylopidae), which are 1C = 130 and 133 Mb, respectively. The genome sizes of the following were analysed for comparative purposes: (a) the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), which was previously reported to… CONTINUE READING

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