Chromosome homology and evolution of emydid turtles

  title={Chromosome homology and evolution of emydid turtles},
  author={John W. Bickham and Robert W. Baker},
G-, C-, Q-banding and standard karyotypic analyses were used to study the chromosomal relationships of emydid turtles. Ten species of emydids were used (5 batagurines and 5 emydines) which samples all of the karyotypic variation known for the Emydidae. Data from a testudinid and a chelydrid are compared to the emydids. The karyotype of Mauremys and Sacalia is considered representative of the primitive karyotype for this group because of its widespread occurrence in the morphologically primitive… CONTINUE READING