The present study reports the karyotype, C-banding, and nucleolar organizer regions (NORs) of 6 Sus scrofa (Linnaeus, 1758) males from Anatolia. The karyotype of S. scrofa comprised (2n) 38 chromosomes, the number of chromosomal arms (FN) was 64, and the number of autosomal arms (FNa) was 60. C-positive regions appeared to be restricted to the centromeric regions of autosomes 1, and 13-18, and the entire long arm of the Y chromosome. Some autosomes had very slight C-bands. The X chromosome appeared to be entirely euchromatic. NORs were identified by the silver-staining technique and were observed on secondary constriction sites of 2 metacentric chromosomes pairs.
Sus scrofa, wild boar, cytogenetic, Anatolia
ARSLAN, ATİLLA and ALBAYRAK, İRFAN
"C-Banded Karyotype and Nucleolar Organizer Regions (NORs) of Wild Boar, Sus scrofa (Artiodactyla: Suidae) from Anatolia,"
Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 33:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol33/iss1/5