Cytogenetic characterization of alpaca (Lama pacos, fam. Camelidae) prometaphase chromosomes

  title={Cytogenetic characterization of alpaca (Lama pacos, fam. Camelidae) prometaphase chromosomes},
  author={Dino Di Berardino and D. Nicodemo and Gianfranco Coppola and Anthony W. King and Luigi Ramunno and Gianfranco Cosenza and Leopoldo Iannuzzi and Giulia Pia Di Meo and Gabriel Balmus and Jiri Rubes},
  journal={Cytogenetic and Genome Research},
  pages={138 - 144}
The present study provides specific cytogenetic information on prometaphase chromosomes of the alpaca (Lama pacos, fam. Camelidae, 2n = 74) that forms a basis for future work on karyotype standardization and gene mapping of the species, as well as for comparative studies and future genetic improvement programs within the family Camelidae. Based on the centromeric index (CI) measurements, alpaca chromosomes have been classified into four groups: group A, subtelocentrics, from pair 1 to 10; group… 

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