Chromosomal polymorphisms involving telomere fusion, centromeric inactivation and centromere shift in the ant Myrmecia (pilosula) n=1

@article{Imai2004ChromosomalPI,
  title={Chromosomal polymorphisms involving telomere fusion, centromeric inactivation and centromere shift in the ant Myrmecia (pilosula) n=1},
  author={Hirotami T. Imai and Robert W. Taylor},
  journal={Chromosoma},
  year={2004},
  volume={98},
  pages={456-460}
}
Detailed karyological surveys of the ant Myrmecia pilosula species group, which is characterized by the lowest chromosome number in higher organisms (2n=2), were attempted. We revealed that this species has developed highly complicated chromosomal polymorphisms. Their chromosome numbers are in the range 2n=2, 3, and 4, and six polymorphic chromosomes are involved, i.e., two for chromosome 1 (denoted as SM1 and ST1), three for chromosome 2 (A2, A′2, and M2), and M(1+2) for the 2n=2 karyotype. We… 

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