Skip to main content

Free Content Cytogenetic Study on Microtus guentheri (Danford and Alston, 1880) (Mammalia: Rodentia) from Turkey: Constitutive Heterochromatin Distribution and Nucleolar Organizer Regions

Download Article:
(PDF 850.1357421875 kb)
Conventionally stained, C- and Ag-NOR banded karyotypes of Guenther's vole, Microtus guentheri were studied from Turkey. The species possesses a karyotype of 2n=54, NFa=52 and NF=54 in specimens from Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep provinces, whereas NF=56 in females and NF=55 in males were found in individuals from Kırıkkale and Nevşehirprovinces. The X chromosome was a large acrocentric (NF=54) or submetacentric (NF=55, 56) while the Y chromosome was a small telocentric in all specimens examined. Blocks of constitutive heterochromatin were located in the pericentromeric areas of autosomes including the X chromosome. Nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) were located at the telomeric regions of the short arms of five acrocentric pairs and centromeric regions of two telocentric pairs in the Nevşehir and Kırıkkale specimens.

18 References.

No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2011-01-01

More about this publication?
  • 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
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more