Cytogenetic analysis of a Mediterranean gobiid fish Gobius paganellus L., 1758 from Turkey

Ergene-Gozukara S., Cavas T.

FOLIA BIOLOGICA-KRAKOW, vol.50, pp.5-7, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-7
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


In this study, cytogenetic analysis of Gobius paganellus, a Mediterranean Gobiid fish from the southern coast of Turkey, was carried out by modified air-dried technique. Phytohemaglutinine pretreatment was performed before the conventional air-dried technique to increase the mitotic index. Chromosomes were obtained using gill tissue. As a result, it was determined that the diploid chromosome number of Gobius paganellus is 2n=44 (NF=45), comprising one large metacentric and 43 acrocentric chromosomes.