Nouvelle approche pour l'étude de la cytotaxinomie des vecteurs

P Elsen

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'Current approach to the study of cytotaxonomy of vectors': In order to avoid the slowness of the classical analysis of polytene chromosomes in insect vectors of diseases, a programme of image analysis on computer has been perfected. In its actual form, it allows to obtain a real straight image of the chromosome, the curve of DNA optic density for all the bands and the possibility to bring all the obtained images to a same standard length. The whole of the operations takes between 3 and 5 minutes per chromosome. Then, the author describes a way of approach to complete this programme in order to obtain a comparison of the analysed chromosomes allowing the automatic location of inversions
Original languageFrench
JournalAnnales de la Société Belge de Médecine Tropicale
Issue numberSuppl.1
Pages (from-to)219-224
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • B780-tropical-medicine
  • Entomology
  • Vectors
  • Cytotaxonomy
  • Chromosomes
  • DNA
  • Photographs

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