polytene


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pol·y·tene

(pol'i-tēn),
Consisting of many filaments of chromatin as the result of repeated division of chromonemata without separation of filaments.

polytene

/poly·tene/ (pol´ĭ-tēn) composed of or containing many strands of chromatin (chromonemata).

polytene

(pŏl′ē-tēn′)
adj.
Relating to or having large chromosomes formed by repeated DNA replication and consisting of many chromatids side by side.

pol′y·te′nic adj.
pol′y·te′ny n.

polytene

(pŏl′ĕ-tēn) [″ + tainia, band]
Composed of many filaments of chromatin.
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He described these structures as large epidermal cells which contained polytene chromosomes that gave a cobble-stoned appearance to the cuticle.
Apart from the study of polytene chromosome characteristics, the usefulness of mosquito cytogenetics is mainly to provide a basis for biochemical and molecular investigations.
DNA amplifications, chromatin variations, and polytene chromosomes in differentiating cell of common bread wheat in vitro and root of regenerated plants in vivo.
For example, both chapters on ISH to polytene chromosomes are nearly the same as in the first edition, down to the illustrations and references, and both cover similar material.