Karyotype of Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774) in Turkey (Mammalia: Chiroptera)


Abstract: In order to investigate the conventional karyotype of Eptesicus serotinus (Schreber, 1774) in Turkey, four specimens were karyotyped. It was determined that the diploid number was 2n=50, the number of autosomal arms was FN=50, the X chromosome was large submetacentric, and the Y chromosome was dot-like acrocentric and the smallest chromosome of the set. All of the autosomes were acrocentric. A secondary constriction on a medium-sized acrocentric pair was encountered in most of the metaphase spreads examined.

Keywords: Eptesicus serotinus, Karyotype, Turkey

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