Satellite DNAs unveil clues about the ancestry and composition of B chromosomes in three grasshopper speciesMilani, DB, Vanessa; Ferretti, Ana; Palacios-Gimenez, Octavio; Melo, Adriana; Moura, Rita; Loreto, Vilma; Song, Hojun; Cabral-de-Mello, Diogo, Genes, 9:e523. 2018.
Supernumerary (B) chromosomes are dispensable genomic elements occurring frequently among grasshoppers. Most B chromosomes are enriched with repetitive DNAs, including satellite DNAs (satDNAs) that could be implicated in their evolution. Although studied in some species, the ...
Keywords: b chromosomes, fluorescent in situ hybridization, gene drive natural, insects, Orthoptera, RepeatExplorer, satellite DNA, supernumerary chromosome