An assay of somatic recombination in male recombination lines of drosophila melanogaster

Thompson, J.N.Jr ; Woodruff, R.C.; Schaefer, G.B.

Genetica 49(1): 77-80

1978


ISSN/ISBN: 0016-6707
DOI: 10.1007/bf00187816
Accession: 004718712

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Abstract
A variety of diverse genetic events, including recombination in heterozygous males, sterility and mutator activity, are observed in hybrids produced when male D. melanogaster from natural populations are crossed to laboratory strains. Chromosome breakage in spermatocytes is correlated with male recombination and may be the primary event explaining these diverse genetic phenomena. Increased recombination does not occur in somatic tissue of these outcrossed lines. These observations are discussed in the light of growing evidence that male recombination may be caused by a microorganism.

An assay of somatic recombination in male recombination lines of drosophila melanogaster