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MOSQUITO CYTOGENETICS. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, 1953-62.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14058227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although an intensified interest in mosquito cytogenetics in the past decade has produced a number of contributions to knowledge on this subject, the available information is still superficial and limited to a few mosquito species only. The author of this review summarizes the research done in this field between 1953 and 1962.The following are some of the achievements and some of the gaps that remain to be filled. Karyotypes of several species of Anopheles, Aedes and Culex conform to the general pattern 2n=6, with heterosomes distinguishable only in Anopheles. At least three different karyotypes are present in Anopheles. Salivary gland chromosome maps are now available for several anopheline species, but are still lacking for Culex and Aedes. No precise correlation may yet be made between the frequency of chromosomal aberrations and the degree of insecticide-resistance. Sexual differences in the salivary X-chromosomes have been reported for several species of Anopheles. Chromosomal polymorphism is common in some anophelines, but rare in others. Chromosomal mutation has been induced by means of X-rays.In his conclusions, the author stresses that prospects are especially good for evolutionary and genetic studies involving chromosomal polymorphism.
Authors:
J B KITZMILLER
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0042-9686     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. World Health Organ.     Publication Date:  1963  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-02-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507052     Medline TA:  Bull World Health Organ     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-55     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chromosomes*
Culicidae*
Genetics*
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