Seven categories of B chromosomes found in the brachypterus grasshopper Podisma sapporensis from Hokkaido populations differ in structure, size, and C-band content. The interchange between B and one autosome from M3 and sporadically M7 was observed in most of the populations examined. Such an interaction between standard and non-standard chromosomal set provides an insight into the integration of supernumerary chromosome. In addition, C-heterochromatin polymorphism was also identified in male karyotypes in some populations. These facts indicate P. sapporensis is a highly polymorphic species from the cytogenetic point of view.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)