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Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 17–21 | Cite as

The charms of sex chromosomes in snakes

  • Lalji SinghEmail author
Perspectives

Abstract

 

Keywords

C-band-positive chromosomes sex-specific satellite DNA 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The Bhatnagar Fellowship of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and JC Bose National Fellowship of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, are gratefully acknowledged.

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Cellular and Molecular BiologyHyderabadIndia

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