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Karyotypic variation between wood mouse species: banded chromosomes of Apodemus alpicola and A-microps
The banding pattern (G-, C-, AgNOR-staining) was described in karyotypes of Apodemus alpicola Heinrich, 1952 and A. microps Kratochvil et Rosicky, 1952 collected from the Alps and central Europe, Distinct differences between the two species were revealed in the distribution of C-heterochromatic regions in autosomes and the sex chromosomes, and the distribution of nucleolar organizer regions (NORs). Extensive variation in the distribution pattern of C-heterochromatin and NORs obviously exists among the wood mice of the subgenus Sylvaemus, and individual species can be distinguished according to a specific variation pattern. However, it seems premature to designate individual karyotypic forms as separate species, because the extent of overall geographical interpopulation variation is still not sufficiently known.
Apodemus, Sylvaemus, chromosomal banding, systematics
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