Chromosomes of the antelope genus Kobus (Artiodactyla, Bovidae): karyotypic divergence by centric fusion rearrangements.

@article{Kingswood2000ChromosomesOT,
  title={Chromosomes of the antelope genus Kobus (Artiodactyla, Bovidae): karyotypic divergence by centric fusion rearrangements.},
  author={S. C. Kingswood and Arlene T. Kumamoto and S. J. Charter and Marlys L. Houck and Kurt Benirschke},
  journal={Cytogenetics and cell genetics},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 1-4},
  pages={128-33}
}
G- and C-banded karyotypes of four species of the genus Kobus were compared using the standard karyotype of Bos taurus. Chromosomal complements were 2n = 50-54 in K. ellipsiprymnus, 2n = 50 in K. kob, 2n = 48 in K. leche, and 2n = 52 in K. megaceros. The number of autosomal arms in all karyotypes was 58. Fifteen autosomal pairs were conserved among these four species, including the 1;19 and 2;25 centric fusions, and autosomal differences involved eight centric fusion rearrangements. Five… CONTINUE READING