The sex chromatin body and its importance for the demonstration of heterochromosomal conditions in Ornithodoros moubata (Murray, 1877)

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  • SDG 5
  • Abstract:

    In Ornithodoros moubata the sex chromatin body could be demonstrated only in the female interphase nuclei of the rectal ampulla, malpighian tubes, ganglion and the accessory sex glands. These findings allow the conclusion to be drawn that in this species heterochromosomal conditions are present, the female having an XX-complex, while the male has an XY-chromosome complement.