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Polytene Chromosomes

  1. Igor F Zhimulev,
  2. Dmitry E Koryakov

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0001183.pub2

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Zhimulev, I. F. and Koryakov, D. E. 2009. Polytene Chromosomes. eLS. .

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  1. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, SD RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

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Further Reading

  1. References
  2. Further Reading
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  • Zhimulev IF (1999) Genetic organization of polytene chromosomes. Advances in Genetics 39: 1589.
  • Zhimulev IF and Belyaeva ES (2003) Intercalary heterochromatin and genetic silencing. BioEssays 25: 10401051.
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