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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)
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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