The constitutive heterochromatin is still one of the major unsolved problems in genetics. In Drosophila melanogaster three genetic systems involving specific interactions between heterochromatic and euchromatic genetic elements are known: the Segregation Distortion, the crystal-Stellate and the abo-ABO systems. The genetic and molecular analysis of each system will allow the identification of all the components and the elucidation of the mechanisms underlying their interactions. The results of this analysis should provide insights into the biological significance of heterochromatin and into the evolutionary forces that result in the maintainance and stability of this enigmatic genetic material.

Interaction systems between heterochromatin and euchromatin in Drosophila melanogaster.

BOZZETTI, Maria Giuseppina;MASSARI, SERAFINA;
1994

Abstract

The constitutive heterochromatin is still one of the major unsolved problems in genetics. In Drosophila melanogaster three genetic systems involving specific interactions between heterochromatic and euchromatic genetic elements are known: the Segregation Distortion, the crystal-Stellate and the abo-ABO systems. The genetic and molecular analysis of each system will allow the identification of all the components and the elucidation of the mechanisms underlying their interactions. The results of this analysis should provide insights into the biological significance of heterochromatin and into the evolutionary forces that result in the maintainance and stability of this enigmatic genetic material.
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