CHROMOSOMES OF THE PHILLIPINE SNAKE-HEAD GUDGEON, OPHIELEOTRIS APOROS (ELEOTRIDAE) FROM LAKE TAAL, LUZ ON ISLAND.

Authors

  • Jimmy T. Masagca De La Salle University-Dasmarinas Cavite, Phillipnes 4115
  • Jose A. Ordonez

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11598/btb.2007.14.1.20

Abstract

Metaphase chromosomes analyzed from the anterior kidneys of Ophieleotris aporos obtained from Lake Taal in Luzon Island, Philippines revealed that the diploid chromosome number was 2n=46. The fundamental number (FN) is 48 (2 submetacentric and 44 acrocentric chromosmes) was known. There was no distinguishable hetemorphic pair of chromosomes in the Giemsa-banded metaphase spreads. This is an initial report on the chromosome set of O. aporos in the this country.

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2008-09-02

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