The karyotypes of Biomphalaria tenagophila collected from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were studied using the air-drying method. Somatic cells of this species had 2n=36. The 18 chromosome pairs were identified and classified into 3 groups. The diploid cell has 7 pairs of metacentric, 8 pairs of submetacentric, and 3 pairs of subtelocentric chromosomes. Observed chromosomes ranged from 2.4 to 6.4 μm, and the total length was 122.3 μm. This is the first report on the chromosome of B. tenagophila.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Parasitology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Aug 1|
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© 2014, Korean Society for Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases