Akodon sp.

  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


Akodon sp. is a mammalian species which presents chromosomal polymorphism due to the presence of a supernumerary chromosome. Some individuals have 2n=25 with an additional small submetacentric.


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  1. 1).
    Yonenaga, Y., Kasahara, S., Almeida, E.J.C., and Peracchi, A.L.: Chromosomal banding patterns in Akodon arviculoides (2n=14), Akodon sp. (2n=24 and 25), and two male hybrids with 19 chromosomes. Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 15: 388, 1975.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2).
    Yonenaga, Y.; Frota-Pessoa, O.; Kasahara, S., and Almeida, E.J.C.: Cytogenetic studies on Brazilian rodents. Cienc. e Cult. 28: 202, 1976.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Texas System Cancer Center, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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