The chromosome complements of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, Aedes mascarensis, and Aedes albopictus, belonging to the subgenus Stegomyia, gave a uniform response to the Q-, H-, and R-banding techniques. Of the three homomorphic chromosome pairs, only the shortest or sex pair (I) showed a consistent banding pattern. In the three species, a bright yellow intercalary band was present on one arm of both chromosomes of the sex pair after heat treatment and staining with acridine orange. The rest of the chromosome and the other two pairs fluoresced orange-red. The same intercalary region appeared completely dark with the fluorochromes quinacrine and Hoechst 33258, while the rest of the chromosomes fluoresced dull. The same banding pattern was present in males and females. Size variations of the Q- and H-negative and R-positive intercalary bands were observed within each species. The results are interpreted in terms of structural homology of the sex-determining chromosomes, which is retained within the subgenus.

Chromosome banding homologies in three species of aedes (Stegomyia) / MARCHI A; RAI K.S. - In: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF GENETICS AND CYTOLOGY. - ISSN 0008-4093. - 28(1986), pp. 198-202.

Chromosome banding homologies in three species of aedes (Stegomyia)

MARCHI, ANNALISA;
1986

Abstract

The chromosome complements of the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, Aedes mascarensis, and Aedes albopictus, belonging to the subgenus Stegomyia, gave a uniform response to the Q-, H-, and R-banding techniques. Of the three homomorphic chromosome pairs, only the shortest or sex pair (I) showed a consistent banding pattern. In the three species, a bright yellow intercalary band was present on one arm of both chromosomes of the sex pair after heat treatment and staining with acridine orange. The rest of the chromosome and the other two pairs fluoresced orange-red. The same intercalary region appeared completely dark with the fluorochromes quinacrine and Hoechst 33258, while the rest of the chromosomes fluoresced dull. The same banding pattern was present in males and females. Size variations of the Q- and H-negative and R-positive intercalary bands were observed within each species. The results are interpreted in terms of structural homology of the sex-determining chromosomes, which is retained within the subgenus.
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