Comparative Karyotype Analysis of Slugs of the Genus Arion (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae)

Harbar, A. V. and Kadlubovska, N. S. and Harbar, D. A. (2015) Comparative Karyotype Analysis of Slugs of the Genus Arion (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae). Vestnik zoologii, 49 (4). pp. 299-304.

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Abstract

Comparative Karyotype Analysis of Slugs of the Genus Arion (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae). Harbar, A. V., Kadlubovska, N. S., Harbar, D. A. — Karyotypes of four species of the genus Arion were investigated, namely, A. distinctus (2n = 48m + 8sm = 56; FN = 112), A. lusitanicus s. l. (2n = 4 4m + 6 sm + 2st = 52; FN = 104), A. fuscus (n = 26, 2n = 52, FN = 104) and A. fasciatus (n = 29, 2n = 58, FN = 116). Th e karyotype of A. lusitanicus s. l. was identical to those of A. fuscus, A. ater and A. rufus. Th e karyotype of A. fasciatus in the haploid number of chromosomes is identical to another close species — A. circumscriptus (n = 29) from the United Kingdom. Th e identical number of chromosomes in species of the subgenus Arion (A. lusitanicus s. l., A. ater, A. rufus) and species of the subgenus Mesarion (A. fuscus) (n = 26) may be a reason for their merging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: slugs, Arion, chromosomes, karyotype.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > Department of Ecology and Geography
Depositing User: ekology
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 08:52
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 08:52
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/18998

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