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Brazilian Journal of Genetics

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PASTORI, M.C.; FENOCCHIO, A.S.  y  LOPEZ, P.A.. First description of microchromosome in the Anostomidae fish Schizodon nasutus from Argentina. Braz. J. Genet. [online]. 1997, vol.20, n.3 ISSN 0100-8455.

Thirty-six specimens of Schizodon nasutus (Anostomidae-Characiformes) from the middle Paraná River (Posadas, Argentina) were analyzed cytogenetically. The karyotype of this species was similar to those described for this species in the literature. C-banding technique showed a rich heterochromatic pattern relative to other Anostomidae species. The NORs were located on one chromosome pair in terminal position and showed a very marked size heteromorphism. A microchromosome was observed with a frequency of about 20% in the sample studied. This additional element was punctiform, negative C-band, and constant in all metaphase plates of the seven carriers. The present study is the first karyotypic approach to Schizodon nasutus from Argentina and the first description of microchromosome in Anostomidae

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