Effect of intercalating mutagens on crossing-over in Drosophila melanogaster females

N. Xamena, A. Creus, R. Marcos

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Abstract

In order to evaluate the effect of several intercalating compounds on crossing-over in Drosophila melanogaster females, acridine orange, acriflavine, chloroquine, ethidium bromide and quinacrine were fed separately to larvae of y ct f/+++ genotype. Our results show that acridine orange, acriflavine and ethidium bromide increase significantly the recombination frequency at the ct-f region and support the view that, for intercalating agents, there is a relationship between clastogenic activity and female recombination induction. © 1985 Birkhäuser Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1079
JournalExperientia
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1985

Keywords

  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • clastogenic activity
  • crossing-over
  • intercalating mutagens
  • recombination induction

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