Identification and characterization of polytene chromosomes of Bactrocera papayae (Diptera

Tephritidae)

F. Yesmin, M. M. Clyde

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    The present study constitutes a first attempt to identify the larval salivary gland polytene chromosome arms of Bactrocera papayae Drew & Hancock. This species belongs to the family Tephritidae and is commonly known as the Asian papaya fruit fly. A photographic representation of the polytene chromosomes of this species is provided and the identifying tips as well as most prominent landmarks of each polytene chromosome are presented and discussed. Each polytene nucleus consists of five long chromosomes. According to the position of centromere, the longer arm was designated as left (L) and the shorter arm as right (R). No polytenized sex chromosomes are seen, indicating that five polytene chromosomes correspond to the five autosomes of mitotic chromosomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-18
    Number of pages8
    JournalMalaysian Applied Biology
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Bactrocera papayae
    Tephritidae
    Polytene Chromosomes
    polytene chromosomes
    Diptera
    Arm
    Chromosomes
    Carica
    chromosomes
    Sex Chromosomes
    Centromere
    autosomes
    centromeres
    sex chromosomes
    salivary glands
    Salivary Glands
    Fruit

    Keywords

    • Bactrocera papayae
    • Fruit fly
    • Polyphagous pest
    • Polytene chromosomes
    • Salivary gland

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    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Identification and characterization of polytene chromosomes of Bactrocera papayae (Diptera : Tephritidae). / Yesmin, F.; Clyde, M. M.

    In: Malaysian Applied Biology, Vol. 41, No. 2, 2012, p. 11-18.

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