Indian Momtjac, Muntiacus muntiak: A Deer with a Low Diploid Chromosome Number

@article{Wurster1970IndianMM,
  title={Indian Momtjac, Muntiacus muntiak: A Deer with a Low Diploid Chromosome Number},
  author={D. Wurster and K. Benirschke},
  journal={Science},
  year={1970},
  volume={168},
  pages={1364 - 1366}
}
The Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak) has a diploid chromosome number of 7 in the male and 6 in the female, the lowest number yet described in a mammal. Its near relative, Reeve's muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) has a diploid number of 46, and the karyotypes of the two, species are very different. 

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Evolution of muntjac DNA
Compound kinetochores of the Indian muntjac
Phylogeny ofMuntiacus (Cervidae) based on mitochondrial DNA restriction maps
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