We compared the C-banding pattern and the NOR distribution in 3 populations of N. xanthodon and N. ehrenbergi with 48 chromosomes from Turkey, with the aim to reveal variations between and within species. We have found distinct variation in the C-banding and the NOR distribution pattern among the 3 populations compared; each of them possessed its own specific chromosomal features. However, it is not possible to distinguish between intra- and interspecific variation, and the observed patterns cannot be utilized for unequivocal species recognition.
Karyotype, chromosomal races, mole rats, Anatolia, Turkey
ARSLAN, ATİLLA and ZIMA, JAN
"Heterochromatin distribution and localization of NORs in the 2n = 48cytotypes of Nannospalax xanthodon and N. ehrenbergi,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 41:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol41/iss3/2