Structural differences between XX and ZW sex lampbrush chromosomes inRana rugosa females (Anura: Ranidae)

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In this study we investigated the morphology and pairing behavior of sex lampbrush chromosomes of XX and ZW females ofRana rugosa from five localities in Japan. Whereas lampbrush chromosomes of XX females from Hiroshima and Isehara had subterminally located centromeres and showed remarkable similarity, those of XX females from Hamakita had the centromeres… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02528772

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