oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Comparative chromosome studies on two subspecies of Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae)

Volume 47, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The larval 'brain' chromosomes of the two subspecies M. d. curviforceps and M. d. calleva show no diagnostic differences in arm ratios or relative lengths but sex chromosome karyotypes differed in certain aspects. Chromosome morphology and heterochromatin patterns are virtually identical in the two subspecies.

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