A cytogenetic investigation on 12 Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) specimens, from Müftü stream, was carried out by a slight modification of the conventional air-dried technique, using gill epithelial cells. The diploid chromosome number of this species was 2n = 44, comprising 22 metacentric and 20 submetacentric chromosomes and 2 acrocentric chromosome carrying satellites (NF = 85). A haploid idiogram, based on the chromosome measurements, was prepared. A detailed standard karyotype of G. rufa was established for the first time in this study.
GÖZÜKARA, SERAP ERGENE and ÇAVAŞ, TOLGA (2004) "A Karyological Analysis of Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) (Pisces, Cyprinidae) from the Eastern Mediterranean River Basin in Turkey," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 28: No. 3, Article 6. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol28/iss3/6