The karyotype of the Iberian imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) analyzed by classical and DNA replication banding

  title={The karyotype of the Iberian imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti) analyzed by classical and DNA replication banding},
  author={J. A. Padilla and M. Mart{\'i}nez-Tranc{\'o}n and Araceli Rabasco and Jos{\'e} Luis Fern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Cytogenetic and Genome Research},
  pages={61 - 66}
We report here for the first time the karyotype of the Iberian imperial eagle (Aquila adalberti). All eagles examined had a diploid number of 82 chromosomes and a greater number of microchromosomes (12 pairs) than has been found in all other species of the Accipitridae family. This karyotypic evidence corroborates the recent separation of A. adalberti from A. heliaca on the basis of molecular data. RB-FPG banding induced a specific banding pattern that allowed us to identify homologous… 

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