Meiosis in Drosophila melanogaster. V. Univalent behavior in In(1)sc4Lsc8R/BsY males

Can J Genet Cytol. 1984 Aug;26(4):445-58. doi: 10.1139/g84-072.


Univalent behavior during meiosis has been examined in Drosophila melanogaster males possessing the In(1)sc4Lsc8R X chromosome using light microscopy and serial section electron microscopy. Males from two stocks, displaying high (0.40) and low (0.14) frequencies of sex chromosome nondisjunction, have been investigated. The results demonstrate that (i) sex chromosomes are more intimately paired during prometaphase I in males from the low nondisjunction stock than in males from the high nondisjunction stock, and (ii) the univalents are distributed to the poles in an unbiased manner during meiosis rather than by directed segregation of both univalents to the same pole as previously determined for other In(1)sc4Lsc8R/Y males.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Nucleolus / ultrastructure
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology*
  • Male
  • Meiosis*
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Nondisjunction, Genetic*
  • Sex Chromosomes / physiology*
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Spindle Apparatus / physiology