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Genetics of screwworm: new genetic markers and preliminary linkage map
- Taylor, D.B.
- Journal of heredity 1989 v.80 no.6 pp. 425
- Cochliomyia hominivorax, genetic markers, eyes, color, enzyme activity, chromosomes, linkage (genetics)
- Eight new genetic markers for Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae), the screwworm, are characterized. The markers include three eye mutants, lemon-eye (le), cherry-eye (ch), and red-eye (re); one wing mutant, curly-wing (cw); and four allozyme markers, amylase (Amy-1), glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (Gpd), phosphoglucomutase (Pgm), and octanol dehydrogenase (Odh). The markers are associated into four linkage groups. Radiation-induced translocations were used to correlate the linkage groups with their respective chromosomes. A preliminary genetic linkage map with these and three previously characterized loci is presented.