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X-linkage of a vitellogenin gene in Locusta migratoria

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Abstract

Hybridization of a cloned DNA probe to blots of restriction digests of Locusta migratoria genomic DNA showed that a vitellogenin gene is present at one copy per haploid genome in females, and at only one-half that number in males. The genomic region encompassing the 3′-coding end of the gene is polymorphic, as revealed by blots of DNA from individual locusts. DNA from some female locusts yielded two variants in this region, whereas a series of male locusts showed one variant or the other, but never both. The results demonstrate that the vitellogenin gene, which is normally expressed only in females, is X-linked in L. migratoria.

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Bradfield, J.Y., Wyatt, G.R. X-linkage of a vitellogenin gene in Locusta migratoria . Chromosoma 88, 190–193 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00285619

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Keywords

  • Developmental Biology
  • Genomic Region
  • Restriction Digest
  • Haploid Genome
  • Vitellogenin Gene