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Old 07-13-2011, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Budgiebud View Post
I was reading about mutations and came across this...

“Genetically lacewings are cinnamon lutinos, where cinnamon has crossed over from one side of the allellomorph to the other.”

That means a lacewing is a cinnamon ino.

Anyone care to comment?

And share some pictures.

Where did you come across such a statement with such incorrect nomenclature?

While it is true a Lacewing is a Cinnamon-Ino it is not as the result of a cross from an allelomorph to another. An 'allele' is another term for a variation of a gene and 'morph' means change. Allelomorphs have nothing to do with Lacewings.

The Cinnamon and Ino generally reside on the same choromosome and are passed on in such a manner. They are located 3 map units apart. Chromosomes can cross over onto others and when this happens genetic information is transferred onto the other chromosome. the further apart on a chromosome two genes are the easier it is to 'cross over' and the closer they are together the harder it is. Should the Cinnamon and Ino 'cross over' it will remain together on the chromosome and behave as though it is a true mutation and can be treated as such for breeding purposes. Just as genes can 'cross over' in one way they can do so in reserve and it is know as 'recombination'. In effect they 'cross over' onto separate chromosomes and are then inherited independantly once again.
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