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Genetics of Aquatic Organisms 2021, Vol 5, Num, 1     (Pages: 41-44)

Karyology of Rhodeus amarus (Block, 1782) (Teleostei, Acheilognathidae) from Turkey

Muradiye Karasu Ayata 1 ,Sevgi Ünal Karakuş 2 ,Muhammet Gaffaroğlu 3

1 Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kırşehir, Turkey
2 Bartın University, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bartın, Turkey
3 Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Faculty of Science and Art, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kırşehir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/2459-1831-v5_1_05 Viewed : 150 - Downloaded : 135 The aim of this study was to determine chromosomal characteristics of Rhodeus amarus (Block, 1782) from Turkey by conventional procedures (Giemsa, C-banding and Ag-NOR staining). Metaphase chromosomes were obtained from the head kidney cells. The diploid number was found as 48 and the fundamental number as 76. Chromosomes were morphologically characterized as metacentric (four pairs), submetacentric (10 pairs) and subtelo-acrocentric (10 pairs). C-bands were found to occur on the pericentromeric regions of most of the chromosomes and a single Ag-NOR was observed on Silver stained metaphases. The results may expand the knowledge on chromosomal features of bitterlings. Keywords : Chromosome, Karyotype, C-banding, Ag-NOR