Polymorphism of M factors in populations of the housefly, Musca domestica L., in Turkey

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Cakir S., Kence A.

GENETICAL RESEARCH, cilt.76, sa.1, ss.19-25, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 76 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0016672300004596
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-25


M factors, which determine maleness in Musca domestica, were found on the second, third, fourth and fifth linkage groups in housefly populations of Turkey. As in European populations, the male-determining factor was more frequently located on linkage group III (M-III). Some males homozygous or double heterozygous for M factors were identified. Deviations from a 1:1 sex ratio in favour of males, as well as mosaics for somatic marker mutations and sexual mosaics (gynandromorphs), were also observed. The results reveal an extensive polymorphism in the sex-determining system.