In Drosophila, 2n=8. How many linkage groups are present?

Asked by akshitaasia | 11th Dec, 2017, 03:57: PM

Expert Answer:

All the genes which are located on a single chromosome form one linkage group. The total number of linkage groups in an organism corresponds to the haploid number of chromosomes, i.e., to the number of chromosome pairs.

In Drosophila, 2n = 8; n = 4. This means that the haploid number of chromosomes in Drosophila is 4. Therefore, there are 4 linkage groups in Drosophila.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 11th Dec, 2017, 06:04: PM