Karyology of an endemic Oxynoemacheilus simavicus (Balık & Bănărescu, 1978) (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

Muradiye KARASU AYATA, Sevgi ÜNAL KARAKUŞ, Muhammet GAFFAROĞLU

Abstract

The diploid chromosome number and chromosome morphologies of endemic Oxynoemacheilus simavicus (Balık & Bănărescu, 1978) were revealed out from Gediz River, Turkey. Metaphase chromosomes were obtained from head kidney cells. The diploid chromosome number was found as 50 and karyotype was consisted 13 pairs of biarmed and 12 pairs of uniarmed chromosomes. Fundamental arm number was calculated as 76. The obtained results shall contribute to nemacheilid chromosomal studies.

Keywords

Fish cytotaxonomy, Chromosome, Gediz River, Turkey.

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