Karyotype analysis of two Rana Ridibunda (Ranidae; Anura) populations ln Turkey

Alpagut N. , Falakalı B.

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.41, ss.523-531, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.523-531


The karyotypes of two Turkish populations of Rana ridibunda were analyzed. In the two groups, chromosome numbers were identical (2n = 26), and general chromosome morphology was similar, although differences in the morphology of several chromosomes were found. In the Izmir population, chromosome 2 was metacentric and chromosome 3, submetacentric. The opposite was found in the Beysehir population. Chromosome 4 was metacentric in Izmir but morphologically variable in Beysehir. Almost half of the Beysehir samples had one metacentric and one submetacentric chromosome 4, a polymorphism that was shown to be correlated with the heteromorphic sex chromosomes in males. Out of the smaller pairs, chromosome 10 from Izmir and chromosome 9 from Beysehir were subtelocentric and were characterized by a secondary constriction on their long arm.