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Article Number - 7E28E892573

Vol.3(1), pp. 25-30 , January 2011

ISSN: 2006-9863

Full Length Research Paper

Chromosome complement and C-banding patterns in 6 species of grasshoppers

Pooja Chadha* and Anupam Mehta

Department of Zoology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, Pin Code: 143005, India.


 Accepted: 05 January 2011  Published: 30 January 2011

Copyright © 2011 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0

Chromosomes with detailed karyotypic information (nature, number, size, relative length, length of X-chromosome, nature of X-chromosome) and C-banding patterns of six species of grasshoppers belonging to sub-families- Tryxalinae, Oedipodinae and Catantopinae are discussed. The karyotypes comprises of acrocentric chromosomes with complement number 2n=23 (male). Constitutive heterochromatin distribution was found at centomeric, interstitial, terminal sites along with thick and thin bands among all the species except inAcrida turrita, which possessed only centromeric C-bands. The number and location of C-bands in Acridids exhibit both intra – and interspecific variations. In the present communication the chromosome complement and C-banding patterns are analyzed for further differences between congeneric species and among genera belonging to the same sub-family.


Key words: Acrididae, Orthoptera, chromosome complement, C-banding


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APA (2011). Chromosome complement and C-banding patterns in 6 species of grasshoppers. International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology, 3(1), 25-30.
Chicago Pooja Chadha and Anupam Mehta. "Chromosome complement and C-banding patterns in 6 species of grasshoppers." International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 3, no. 1 (2011): 25-30.
MLA Pooja Chadha and Anupam Mehta. "Chromosome complement and C-banding patterns in 6 species of grasshoppers." International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 3.1 (2011): 25-30.

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