Mesocricetus brandti possesses a diploid chromosome number of 2n = 42, a fundamental number of NF = 82, and a fundamental number of autosomal arms of NFa = 78. The chromosome set consists of 17 meta-submetacentric pairs, 2 subtelocentric pairs, and 1 acrocentric pair. The X chromosome is large and metacentric while the Y is medium-sized and metacentric. The nucleolar organizer regions were located at the telomeric region of 7 biarmed autosomes and at the centromeric region of 1 acrocentric autosome.
Turkish hamster, AgNO3 banding, karyology, Turkey
"Nucleolar organizer regions in Mesocricetus brandti (Nehring, 1898) (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Yozgat and Tokat provinces of Turkey,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 36:
2, Article 13.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol36/iss2/13