Rafael Bueno Noleto

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Chromosomal features, location and variation of the major and minor rDNA genes cluster were studied in three pufferfish species: Sphoeroides greeleyi and Sphoeroides testudineus (Tetraodontidae) and Cyclichthys spinosus (Diodontidae). The location of the major rDNA was revealed with an 18S probe in two loci for all species. The minor rDNA loci (5S rDNA) was(More)
Characidium fishes with a sex chromosome system form a monophyletic group. This work presents data of Characidium lanei from the South Atlantic basin (Brazil), including an unknown type of ZW sex chromosome system for the groups including the presence of rDNA sites on sex chromosomes.
Constitutive heterochromatin represents a substantial portion of the eukaryote genome, and it is mainly composed of tandemly repeated DNA sequences, such as satellite DNAs, which are also enriched by other dispersed repeated elements, including transposons. Studies on the organization, structure, composition and in situ localization of satellite DNAs have(More)
Fishes of the family Cichlidae generally show low karyotype variability. Nevertheless, karyotype variants have been identified within some genera, providing information about their evolutionary history. In the present study, karyotype characteristics of Crenicichla lepidota and Australoheros facetus, two sympatric species found in the São Gonçalo-Mangueira(More)
Smooth pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae had become pure genomic models because of the remarkable compaction of their genome. This trait seems to be the result of DNA loss following its divergence from the sister family Diodontidae, which possess larger genomes. In this study, flow cytometry was used for estimate the genome size of four pufferfish(More)
We present the karyotypic characterization of 26 specimens of the side-necked turtle Hydromedusa tectifera collected in the upper Iguaçu River, Paraná state, Brazil. The turtles were cytogenetically analyzed using Giemsa staining and other banding techniques (C, G, Ag-NOR and CMA3) as well as fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with a rDNA 18S probe.(More)
The family Ariidae comprises approximately 130 catfish species on both warm-temperate and tropical continental shelves around the world. The systematics of the group is problematic, with several misidentification problems. In order to better understand the evolutionary relationships in the family, the present study used a cytogenetic approach to(More)
Chromosomal rearrangements such as inversions can facilitate speciation even in the presence of gene flow. The present study aims to analyze the karyotypic variation in six populations of Geophagus brasiliensis from southern Brazil. All specimens showed 2n=48 chromosomes, but three karyotypes were found to have one, two or three pairs of submetacentric(More)
Two populations of Hollandichthys multifasciatus from headwaters of adjacent river coastal basins in Paraná state, southern Brazil, were cytogenetically studied in order to evaluate intraspecific divergences. Both populations presented 2n = 50 chromosomes, divided into 14m + 18sm + 18st in the sample from Antonina and 14m + 20sm + 16st for the population(More)
We conducted a cytogenetic study of four hyline frog species (Dendropsophus elegans, D. microps, D. minutus and D. werneri) from southern Brazil. All species had 2n = 30 chromosomes, with interspecific and intraspecific variation in the numbers of metacentric, submetacentric, subtelocentric and telocentric chromosomes. C-banding and fluorochrome staining(More)