Roberto Ferreira Artoni

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Six species of Loricariidae belonging to the subfamilies Hypostominae (Hypostomus emarginatus, Rhinelepsis aspera, Pogonopoma wertheimeri), Ancistrinae (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus, Hemiancistrus sp.) and Loricariinae (Sturisoma cf. nigrirostrum) were studied cytogenetically. The results show that 2n = 54 represents the basal diploid number for this fish(More)
Four species/populations of Triportheus, T. guentheri, T. cf. elongatus and T. paranense from different Brazilian hydrographic basins, were studied cytogenetically. All the species showed a similar karyotypic macrostructure, with a diploid chromosome number 2n = 52 and a ZZ/ZW sex chromosome system. Besides silver- and fluorochrome-staining, the chromosome(More)
Triportheus is a neotropical freshwater Characidae fish that has a well-differentiated ZZ/ZW sex chromosome system. The W chromosome of this genus contains a large amount of heterochromatin and is smaller than the Z chromosome. This contrasts with other ZW fish systems where the W chromosome is larger in size due to increased heterochromatin. All species of(More)
B chromosomes in Prochilodus lineatus, a migratory neotropical fish, were analyzed in a comparative study among populations from the Dourada lagoon (State of Paraná, Brazil) and from Mogi-Guaçu river (State of São Paulo, Brazil). The data on C-banding and fluorescent in situ hybridization with a satellite DNA probe (SATH1), indicate that the small(More)
The heterochromatin composition and loca- tion in the genome of the fish Astyanax janeiroensis was investigated using Chromomycin A(3) and DAPI fluorochromes and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with 18S rDNA and As51 satellite DNA probes, respectively. Distinct repetitive DNA classes were found, namely: (1) C-positive centromeric/telomeric(More)
This work presents chromosome homology maps between Mus musculus (MMU) and 2 South American rodent species from the Cricetidae group: Necromys lasiurus (NLA, 2n = 34) and Thaptomys nigrita (TNI, 2n = 52), established by ZOO-FISH using mouse chromosome-specific painting probes. Extending previous molecular cytogenetic studies in Neotropical rodents, the(More)
Some Hypostomus species were studied concerning the features of the karyotype structure and the constitutive heterochromatin. The karyotype of sp. F from the São Francisco river (Minas Gerais state, Brazil) is now described for the first time. A diversity in the diploid number, ranging from 2n=68 to 2n=80, as well as in the karyotype formulae, is evident in(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Recent physiological knowledge allows the design of bariatric procedures that aim at neuroendocrine changes instead of at restriction and malabsorption. Digestive adaptation is a surgical technique for obesity based in this rationale. METHODS The technique includes a sleeve gastrectomy, an omentectomy and a jejunectomy that leaves initial(More)
Cytogenetic data are presented for Astyanax altiparanae populations from three Brazilian hydrographic systems. The chromosomal data obtained in A. altiparanae support the hypothesis of diploid number conservation. However, small differences in the karyotype formula and number of nucleolar organizer regions were observed in these populations. The apparent(More)