Volume 83, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



New photomap of () Root, 1926, is described for a population from Guajará-Mirim, State of Rondonia, Brazil. The number of sections in the previous reference map was maintained and new subsections were added to the five chromosome arms. Breakage points of paracentric inversions had been previously incorporated into the photomap of this species. An additional inversion is reported, called 3Lc, totaling 14 inversions in the chromosome arms. The proposed photomap is potentially useful for further evolutionary studies in addition to physical and chromosome mapping using genomic and transcriptome sequences. Furthermore, in our attempt to compare sections of the 2R chromosome arm of with , , and , we found great differences in the arrangement of the polytene chromosome bands, which are consistent with the known phylogenetic divergence of these species.


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  • Received : 20 Aug 2009
  • Accepted : 29 Apr 2010
  • Published online : 05 Aug 2010

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