Karyotype relationship among four species of Spiny mice (Acomys, Rodentia)

B. Kunze*, F. Dieterlen, W. Traut, H. Winking

*Corresponding author for this work
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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalZeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)220-229
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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