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Free Content Compound Mosaicism, Caused by B Chromosome Variability, in the Chinese Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides procyonoides)

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The distribution of B chromosomes in a group of twenty-six farm Chinese raccoon dogs was analysed using Giemsa staining and sequentional Q/C banding techniques. It was shown that three different types of B chromosomes are widely distributed among the studied animals. The variability of the B chromosome number was limited (0-4) and two B chromosomes occurred with the highest frequency. Mosaic karyotypes appeared to be very common in this species. Only two animals had a stable karyotype in terms of the B chromosome number. The mosaicism of the B chromosomes had a compound character, since karyotypes of the studied raccoon dogs differed in terms of the number of Bs as well as the presence of the three morphological types of the Bs.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2005

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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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