A distinct type of heterochromatin within Drosophila melanogaster chromosome 4

Karmella A. Haynes, Elena Gracheva, Sarah C.R. Elgin

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Abstract

Studies of transcriptional gene silencing in Drosophila melanogaster suggest that most of chromosome 4 resembles pericentric heterochromatin. However, some modifiers of position-effect variegation, including chromosome 4 dosage and loss of SU(VAR)3-9, have different effects on silencing in pericentric vs. distal arm chromosome 4 heterochromatin, distinguishing these two heterochromatin types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1539-1542
Number of pages4
JournalGenetics
Volume175
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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