G-banded karyotypes of four species of the genus Acomys from different localities are described: Acomys cahirinus from Egypt, A. cineraceus from the Sudan, A. dimidiatus from Israel and A. minous from Crete. Diploid chromosome numbers vary considerably among these species, ranging from 2n = 36 to 2n = 50. The variation is due to Robertsonian fusions and/or fissions. We constructed a maximum parsimony tree using the common Robertsonian metacentrics as characters.
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)