Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris

Westerman M, Barton NH, Hewitt G. 1987. Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris. Heredity. 58, 221–228.


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Westerman, Michael; Barton, Nick HISTA ; Hewitt, Godfrey
Abstract
The grasshopper Podisma pedestris contains two chromosomal races, which differ by a Robertsonian fusion between the sex chromosome and an autosome, and which meet in a narrow hybrid zone in the Alpes Maritimes. DNA content variation across this hybrid zone was investigated by optical densitometry of Feulgen stained spermatids. Spermatids from males with the unfused sex chromosome stain more strongly than those from males with the fused chromosome. The difference between the karyotypes is greater in the centre of the hybrid zone, suggesting that it is not a pleiotropic effect of the fusion itself, but is due instead to differences at closely linked loci.
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1987-01-01
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Heredity
Acknowledgement
s We would like to thank Manse East for technical assistance and M. et Mme Aviotti for their hospitality in France. We are grateful to Dr Michael Rennet, Dr Donald Fox, Professor Hubert Rees, and an anonymous referee for their helpful comments on earlier manuscripts. This work was supported by an S.E.R.C. grant to G.M.H., and by an S.E.R.C. postdoctoral fellowship to N.H.B. MW. worked at UEA under an Outside Studies Program.
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58
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221 - 228
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Westerman M, Barton NH, Hewitt G. Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris. Heredity. 1987;58:221-228. doi:10.1038/hdy.1987.36
Westerman, M., Barton, N. H., & Hewitt, G. (1987). Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris. Heredity. Nature Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.1987.36
Westerman, Michael, Nicholas H Barton, and Godfrey Hewitt. “Differences in DNA Content between Two Chromosomal Races of the Grasshopper Podisma Pedestris.” Heredity. Nature Publishing Group, 1987. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.1987.36.
M. Westerman, N. H. Barton, and G. Hewitt, “Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris,” Heredity, vol. 58. Nature Publishing Group, pp. 221–228, 1987.
Westerman M, Barton NH, Hewitt G. 1987. Differences in DNA content between two chromosomal races of the grasshopper Podisma pedestris. Heredity. 58, 221–228.
Westerman, Michael, et al. “Differences in DNA Content between Two Chromosomal Races of the Grasshopper Podisma Pedestris.” Heredity, vol. 58, Nature Publishing Group, 1987, pp. 221–28, doi:10.1038/hdy.1987.36.
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