Authors: REYHAN ÇOLAK, ERCÜMENT ÇOLAK, NURİ YİĞİT
Abstract: Thirty-two specimens of Apodemus in Thrace were evaluated. Ten specimens of A. flavicollis and A. sylvaticus were karyotyped. Eighteen specimens were electrophoresed to determine patterns of the esterase enzyme system. Morphometric analysis showed that A. flavicollis and A. sylvaticus were the closest species in a comparison between A. agrarius. A. flavicollis and A. sylvaticus with the same karyotypic values of 2n = 48, Nfa = 46, and NF = 48. Patterns of the esterase enzyme system clearly separated A. flavicollis, A. sylvaticus and A. agrarius.
Keywords: Apodemus, Morphometry, Karyotype, Esterase, Thrace
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