Histone transition during spermiogenesis is absent in segregation distorter males of Drosophila melanogaster

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Science  10 Sep 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4257, pp. 1020-1021
DOI: 10.1126/science.821147


Males homozygous for the segregation distorter chromosome are often sterile or nearly sterile as a result of the dysfunction of virtually all their sperm. Spermatid bundles from such males do not exhibit the normal transition from lysine-rich to arginine-rich histones.