Karyology of Mullus barbatus (Pisces, Perciformes) from the Mediterranean basin


Abstract: Data on karyotypes of Mullus barbatus from the Black Sea (Taman Peninsula, Russia) are presented. Chromosome preparations were made using cells of the anterior parts of the kidney and thymus. The karyotype of the population under study consisted of 44 diploid chromosomes with fundamental arm number 52. The chromosomal divergences in fishes with similar ecology and geographical distribution to that of M. Barbatus are discussed.

Keywords: Karyotype, chromosomal divergence, Mullus barbatus, Mullidae, Mediterranean basin

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