Description of the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) karyotype
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The karyotype of theMuscovy duck originating from Cairina moschata was characterised on the basis of R and C bands. Chromosomal preparations obtained from an in vitro blood lymphocyte culture were RBG- and CBG-stained. The structures of nine and fourteen pairs of chromosomes were examined based on R bands and C bands, respectively. Ideograms of banded patterns of the analysed chromosomes were drawn. The sizes of individual constitutive heterochromatin blocks wereas measured. The morphology of the analysed chromosomes was assessed.
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Ewa Wojcik, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, University of Podlasie, Prusa 14, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland