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Karyological characterization of the butterfly lizard (Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata) was performed by conventional Giemsa staining, Ag-NOR banding, FISH with the 18S-28S and 5S rRNA genes and telomeric (TTAGGG)n sequences, and CGH. The karyotype was composed of 2 distinct components, macrochromosomes and microchromosomes, and the chromosomal(More)
The butterfly lizard (Leiolepis reevesii rubritaeniata) has the diploid chromosome number of 2n = 36, comprising two distinctive components, macrochromosomes and microchromosomes. To clarify the conserved linkage homology between lizard and snake chromosomes and to delineate the process of karyotypic evolution in Squamata, we constructed a cytogenetic map(More)
We investigated the histology and histochemistry (of carbohydrates and proteins) of the digestive tract of the freshwater stingray Himantura signifier. The alimentary tract consists of a mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach (with a descending cardiac and ascending pyloric part), anterior intestine (with an initial portion and a spiral intestine) and posterior(More)
Ultrastructural changes of spermatids during spermiogenesis in a freshwater stingray, Himantura signifer, are described. Differentiation of spermatids begins with modification of the nuclear envelope adjacent to the Golgi apparatus, before the attachment of the acrosomal vesicle. A fibrous nuclear sheath extends over the nuclear surface from the site of(More)
The light microscopic structure of the testis and genital duct system of the freshwater stingray Himantura signifer was observed. The testis is composed of lobes having numerous spermatocysts in a dorsoventral zonated arrangement. The germinal papilla at the middorsal surface of the testicular lobe is the origin site of spermatocyst development, where(More)
Chromosomal mapping of the butterfly lizards Leiolepis belliana belliana and L. boehmei was done using the 18S-28S and 5S rRNA genes and telomeric (TTAGGG)n sequences. The karyotype of L. b. belliana was 2n = 36, whereas that of L. boehmei was 2n = 34. The 18S-28S rRNA genes were located at the secondary constriction of the long arm of chromosome 1, while(More)
Based on molecular phylogeny of available complete mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genome sequences reveals that Crocodylus siamensis and C. porosus are closely related species. Yet, the sequence divergence of their mtDNA showed only a few values under conspecific level. In this study, a new haplotype (haplotype2, EF581859) of the complete mtDNA genome of Siamese(More)
Our aim has been to determine whether carbohydrate distribution in the oviducts of progesterone-treated animals is comparable with that of seasonal breeders in Rana tigrina. Like many other anurans, R. tigrina oviduct exhibits a short straight portion (pars recta, pr) at the beginning followed by a long, highly coiled portion (pars convoluta, pc).(More)
Activity profiles of chitobiase, proteinase and the content of glycogen and trace elements in gill, integument and haemolymph of mud crab (Scylla serrata) during molting cycle were determined. Chitobiase activity was at the highest level of 0.5467±0.0136 μmol min-1mg protein-1 at 1-week premolt (D2) in gill and at 0.1413±0.0026 μmol min-1 mg protein-1 in(More)
Three chalcone synthase (CHS) genes were isolated from Curcuma longa Linn. using TAIL-PCR. ClCHS1 and ClCHS2 were 1,460 and 1,407 bp in length, respectively, containing 1,191 bp open reading frame (ORF) that encodes 396 amino acids, whereas ClCHS3 was 1,394 bp in length containing 1,170 bp ORF that encodes 389 amino acids. The structure of all three genes(More)