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Mahmoudi A, Arslan A, Khoshyar M, Kryštufek B. C-heterochromatin and NOR distribution in the karyotype of Persian water vole, Arvicola persicus (Mammalia; Rodentia) from Iran. JAD 2022; 4 (2) :110-114
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1- Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Urmia University, Iran , a.mahmoudi.bio@gmail.com
2- Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Selçuk University, Konya, Türkiye
3- Department of Geological Science, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
4- Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Prešernova 20, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Although recent molecular data has advocated the distinct position of Arvicola persicus De Filippi from Iran, karyotypic and differential chromosome staining data, informative tools to describe biological diversity, are lacking. Here we present the first description of the chromosome complement of A. persicus from its type locality in Sultaniyeh, southern Alborz Mountains, Iran. Though the diploid chromosome number (2n= 36) and the fundamental number of autosomal arms (FNa= 60) did not deviate from that reported for Arvicola amphibius sensu lato in Eurasia (2n= 36, FNa= 6068), there appear to be significant differences between A. persicus and A. amphibius s.l. in terms of C-bands and NOR-bearing autosomes. Banded karyology, therefore, provides further evidence for delimiting A. persicus as a species, which is distinct from A. amphibius.
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2022/02/16 | Accepted: 2022/06/22 | Published: 2022/06/30

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