A karyological analysis of Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) (Pisces, Cyprinidae) from the Eastern Mediterranean River Basin in Turkey


Gozukara S., Cavas T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.3, pp.497-500, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-500

Abstract

A cytogenetic investigation on 12 Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843) specimens, from Muftu 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.