Chromosome markers for Mus macedonicus (Rodentia, Muridae) from Israel

E. Ivanitskaya, I. Gorlov, O. Gorlova, E. Nevo

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The mitotic and meiotic chromosomes of Mus macedonicus from Israel are described. The autosomal complement of M. macedonicus (2n = NF = 40) does not differ from M. musculus and allied species. Useful cytogenetic markers for M. macedonicus include the small Y-chromosome, the enlarged centromeric block of heterochromatin (consisting of several sub-blocks) in the X-chromosomes, the relatively high number of chromosomes (6 pairs) bearing nucleolar organizing regions (NORs), and the centromere localization of NORs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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