Karyotype analysis of Persian stone lapper, Garra persica Berg, 1913 (Actinopterygiii: Cyprinidae) from Iran

Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehrgan Ebrahimi, Talat H. Ansari, Azad Teimory, Ghorbanali Gholamhosseini

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Abstract

The karyotypic and cytological characteristics of an endemic cyprinid fish Garra persica Berg, 1913 have been investigated by examining metaphase chromosome spreads obtained from gill epithelial and kidney. The diploid chromosome number of this species was 2n = 48. The karyotype consisted of 15 pairs of metacentric, eight pairs of submetacentric and one pair of subtelocentric chromosomes (15m, 8Sm, 1St). The arm number was 94. No heteromorphic sex chromosomes were cytologically detected. Chromosome number, karyotype formula and arm number of G. persica differentiate it from G. rufa, a closely related species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)959-962
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Science
Volume96
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chromosome
  • Garra persica
  • Idiogram
  • Karyotype analysis

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