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Free Content Evidence of B-chromosomes in the karyotype of Barypeithes pellucidus Boheman 1834 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae) from Central Europe

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Abstract:

B-chromosomes were observed in spermatogonial mitotic metaphases, meiotic metaphases I and II of Barypeithes pellucidus from one population in Slovakia. The number of B-chromosomes ranged from one to six per cell and they paired with the sex heterochromosomes in the first meiotic metaphase and rarely with the autosomes. In metaphase I one B-chromosome was always associated with X chromosome forming a tripartite complex. The XyBp was easily recognizable as a complex of three chromosomes in a parachute association The size of the B-chromosomes was approximately the same or a little smaller than that of the y heterochromosome which was the smallest element of the regular chromosome set. Their staining intensity seems to be similar to that of the autosomes and sex chromosomes, respectively. The behaviour of B-chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis in weevils is briefly discussed.

Keywords: B-CHROMOSOMES; COLEOPTERA; CURCULIONIDAE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3409/1734916054663500

Publication date: 2005-06-01

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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