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Identification and patterns of synapsis of the autosomally translocated Y-chromosome of the Indian mongoose, Herpestes auropunctatus (Hodgson).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6892106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The multiple sex chromosome system, X1X2Y male/X1X1X2X2 female, in the small Indian mongoose, Herpestes auropunctatus, results from a translocation of a part of Y chromosome to an autosome. It is not possible to distinguish the autosome which harbours the Y chromosome element in the somatic complement. By employing the surface-spreading technique to prophase I meiocytes we have identified the region to which the Y chromosome has been translocated as the short arm of chromosome 9 which is a subtelocentric chromosome. This Y chromosome component lacks heterochromatin and no sex vesicle is organised during meiotic prophase. This suggests to us that Y heterochromatin in mammals may be required for the production of a sex vesicle.
R Raman; I Nanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chromosoma     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0009-5915     ISO Abbreviation:  Chromosoma     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-15     Completed Date:  1983-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985138R     Medline TA:  Chromosoma     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Marrow / physiology
Carnivora / genetics*
Cells, Cultured
Herpestidae / genetics*
Sex Chromosomes / physiology*
Translocation, Genetic*
X Chromosome / physiology
Y Chromosome / physiology*

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