Extremely small genomes in two unrelated dipteran insects with shared early developmental traits


Schmidt-Ott U., Rafiqi A. M. , Sander K., Johnston J. S.

DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION, cilt.219, ss.207-210, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 219 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00427-009-0281-0
  • Dergi Adı: DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.207-210

Özet

We discovered extremely small genomes (1C similar to 100 Mb) in the dipteran insects Coboldia fuscipes (Scatopsidae) and Psychoda cinerea (Psychodidae). The small genomes of these species cannot be explained by a fast developmental rate, which has been shown to correlate with small genome sizes in animals and plants but might accommodate the combined effects of other developmental traits, including small egg size, thin blastoderm layer, and long-germ development.