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In the loach, or Oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Teleostei: Cobitidae), diploid (2n = 50) and tetraploid individuals (4n = 100) are often sympatric in central China. The evolutionary mechanism of this tetraploidization was analyzed with the observation of meiotic behavior of chromosomes in both the germinal vesicles of mature oocytes and(More)
The chromosomes of the diploid and tetraploid loach Misgurnus anguillicaudatus were analyzed by staining with Ag, chromomycin A3 (CMA3)/distamycin A (DA), and DA/4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), and using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 5.8S + 28S rDNA as a probe. Nucleolus organizer regions (NORs) were mapped to the telomeric region of(More)
When eggs from the Chinese tetraploid loach that had 100 chromosomes were fertilized with UV-irradiated sperm, we obtained viable gynogenetic progeny without any additional treatment for the duplication of maternal chromosomes, which survived beyond first feeding towards adult stage of development. Gynogenetic progeny were determined to be diploid since(More)
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