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Variation of the genome size estimate with environmental conditions in Drosophila melanogaster.

Authors
  • Nardon, Christiane
  • Weiss, Michèle
  • Vieira, Cristina
  • Biémont, Christian
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
55
Issue
1
Pages
43–49
Identifiers
PMID: 12938187
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These findings clearly show that the environmental conditions under which the flies were reared influence the genome size estimate, perhaps as a result of a change in the accessibility of the DNA to the fluorochrome. Caution is therefore called for when estimating genome size. Experimental artifact rather than adaptation may account for some of the correlations between genome size and environmental conditions reported in the literature.

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