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Free Content Description of the Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) Karyotype

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The karyotype of the Muscovy duck originating from Cairina moschata was characterised on the basis of R and C bands. Chromosomal preparations obtained from an in vitro blood lymphocyte culture were RBG- and CBG-stained. The structures of nine and fourteen pairs of chromosomes were examined based on R bands and C bands, respectively. Ideograms of banded patterns of the analysed chromosomes were drawn. The sizes of individual constitutive heterochromatin blocks wereas measured. The morphology of the analysed chromosomes was assessed.

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Keywords: C BANDS; CAIRINA MOSCHATA DUCK; KARYOTYPE; R BANDS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 June 2008

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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