Polytene Chromosomes from Salivary Glands

High schoolers use this laboratory procedure to outline the mechanism by which salivary glands are removed and prepared so that the polytene chromosomes may be observed.Drosophila virilis is used instead of Drosophila melanogaster because D. virilis is much larger and it is easier to dissect and remove the salivary glands from the larvae of this species.

9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
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