Differential incorporation of 5-bromodeoxyuridine into DNA puffs of larval salivary gland chromosomes in Rhynchosciara

William S. Bradshaw, John Papaconstantinou

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An autoradiographic analysis of the incorporation of 5-bromo-2′-deoxyuridine (BUdR) into salivary gland chromosomes of Rhynchosciara larvae has demonstrated differential synthesis of DNA in a specific set of chromosomal puffs. DNA isolated from larval salivary glands at the specific stage in development when these DNA puffs occur has also been subjected to isopycnic centrifugation in CsCl. The profiles of these gradients are heterodisperse and exhibit regions of very high density shifted away from the bulk DNA. The technique makes possible the isolation and purification of sequences unique to a specific set of chromosomal loci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-312
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 23 1970
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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