Table 4 Estimating the detection limit of FISH method used in this study
SatelliteXYIIIIIIV
(AATAT)n6005800106302700
(AATAG)n8.131020030a78
(AATAC)n03500000
(AAAAC)n0400000
(AAGAC)n81850018001100
(AAGAG)n1200720055001100170
(AATAAAC)n01600000
(AATAGAC)n01600000
(AAGAGAG)n27018001700140100
(AATAACATAG)n00190016000
359 bp110000000
  • The numbers indicate the amounts (kilobases) of satellite repeats in the D. melanogaster genome estimated by Lohe et al. (1993). Bold numbers indicate the satellite repeats that were successfully detected with our FISH method. FISH, fluorescent in situ hybridization.

  • a Except for 30 kb of (AATAG)n, which was detected on the third chromosome, the detection limit with our method is likely between 110 and 140 kb [110 kb of (AAGAC)n being undetectable and 140 kb of (AAGAGAG)n being detectable].