Microtus ochrogaster (Prairie vole)

2n = 54
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


Pairing of the acrocentrics and the identification of the Y chromosome are very arbitrary, but the X chromosome is relatively easy to identify since it is the largest submetacentric of the complement.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Cytology, Department of BiologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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