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Karyomorphology of two cyprinid barbels (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Gediz River, Turkey

Gaffaroğlu M., Karasu-Ayata M., Unal-Karakus S.


Barbus pergamonensis Karaman, 1971 and Luciobarbus lydianus (Boulenger, 1896) were studied karyologically. Karyotypes and chromosomal banding techniques with C-banding and silver staining were determined. Diploid chromosome numbers (2n) were invariably 100; karyotypes were composed of 26 metasentric (m), 20 submetacentric (sm) and 54 subtelo-acrocentric (st-a) chromosomes in B. pergamonensis and 24 m, 22 sm and 54 st-a chromosomes in L. lydianus. No heteromorphic sex chromosomes were determined. C-bands were observed on the pericentromeric regions of some of the chromosomes in the studied species. Multiple nucleolus organizer regions were detected in both species. This study shall contribute to barbels cytotaxonomy.

Key words: Cytogenetics, Cytotaxonomy, Karyotype, Chromosomal bandings, Gediz River

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2022, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 76-77

  1. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Türkiye
  2. Faculty of Health Sciences, Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Türkiye
  3. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science, Bartın University, Bartın, Türkiye

E-mail: mkarasu

Gaffaroğlu M., Karasu-Ayata M., Unal-Karakus S. Karyomorphology of two cyprinid barbels (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Gediz River, Turkey, Tsitol Genet., 2022, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 76-77.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
Muhammet Gaffaroğlu, Muradiye Karasu-Ayata & Sevgi Unal-Karakus Karyomorphology of Two Cyprinid Barbels (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Gediz River, Turkey, Cytol Genet., 2022, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 541Ц547
DOI: 10.3103/S0095452722060032


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