Chromosome numbers for three species of medicinal leeches (Hirudo spp.)

  title={Chromosome numbers for three species of medicinal leeches (Hirudo spp.)},
  author={Serge Utevsky and Nataliya Kovalenko and Karyna Doroshenko and Laima Petrauskienė and Vyacheslav Klymenko},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
Karyological preparations were made from the testisacs of three medicinal leech species Hirudo medicinalis Linnaeus, 1758, H. verbana Carena, 1820 and H. orientalis Utevsky & Trontelj, 2005 . The samples originated from different populations in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The chromosome numbers were determined both from mitotic and meiotic stages of spermatogenesis using the propionic haematoxylin staining technique. All three species were found to have… CONTINUE READING


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