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Title: Karyological analysis of Proechimys cuvieri and Proechimys guyannensis (Rodentia, Echimyidae) from central Amazon
Authors: Silva, Carlos Eduardo Faresin e
Eler, Eduardo Schmidt
Silva, Maria Nazareth Ferreira da
Feldberg, Eliana
Keywords: Chromosome Analysis
Chromosome Number
Chromosome Structure
Evolutionary Homology
Genetic Association
Genetic Marker
Geographic Distribution
Evolution, Molecular
Molecular Genetics
Proechimys Cuvieri
Proechimys Guyannensis
Structure Analysis
Proechimys Cuvieri
Issue Date: 2012
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Genetics and Molecular Biology
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 35, Número 1, Pags. 88-94
Abstract: The aim was to characterize the karyotype of rodents of the genus Proechimys from three localities in the central Brazilian Amazon, in the search for new markers that might shed light on our understanding of the taxonomy and evolutionary history of this taxon. Two karyotypes were found, viz., 2n = 28, FN = 46 in individuals from the NRSP (Cuieiras River) and REMAN (Manaus), and 2n = 46, FN = 50 in individuals from the Balbina Hydroelectric Plant. While individuals with the karyotype with 2n = 28 chromosomes were morphologically associated with Proechimys cuvieri, their karyotype shared similarities with those of the same diploid number in two other regions. Although three karyotypes are described for Proechimys cuvieri, no geographic distribution pattern that defined a cline could be identified. Based on the morphological examination of voucher specimens and additional results from molecular analysis, the karyotype with 2n = 46 and FN = 50 could be associated with P. guyannensis. © 2012, Sociedade Brasileira de Genética.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S1415-47572012005000007
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