Considerations on karyotype evolution in the genera Imparfinis Eigenmann and Norris 1900 and Pimelodella Eigenmann and Eigenmann 1888 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae)

Considerations on karyotype evolution in the genera Imparfinis Eigenmann and Norris 1900 and... Heptapteridae is one of the fish families of the order Siluriformes with a wide distribution throughout the basins of the Neotropical region. The genera Imparfinis and Pimelodella comprise few species and/or populations with some chromosome information. Specimens of Imparfinis schubarti, Imparfinis mirini, and Pimelodella meeki from different sites located in the Paranapanema River Basin/PR/Brazil were cytogenetically analyzed. The two species of the genus Imparfinis exhibited 2n = 58 and FN = 116: I. schubarti, with a karyotypic formula of 30m + 28sm and I. mirini with a karyotype formula of 36m + 22sm. P. meeki presented a karyotype of 2n = 46 characterized by 26m + 14sm + 6st and FN = 92, confirming a variability in the 2n of the Heptapteridae family. Both Imparfinis species exhibited interstitial NORs in pair 1, coincident with a secondary constriction; P. meeki presented NORs located in the terminal position on the short arm of pair 17. All AgNORs were coincident with 18S rDNA probe and CMA3 positive. P. meeki showed a small amount of heterochromatin rich in AT and GC bases. The heterochromatin in I. schubarti was CMA3 positive. In I. mirini the heterochromatin was DAPI-positive. Furthermore, the long arm of one of the chromosomes of pair 19 revealed the presence of heterochromatic heteromorphism only in male individuals. After meiotic analyses, this heteromorphism could be easily identified in the pachytene and metaphase I stages, and was heteropyknotic and DAPI positive. This feature may be an indication of initial differentiation of sex chromosomes in I. mirini, increasing the great karyotypic variability within this family of fish. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Considerations on karyotype evolution in the genera Imparfinis Eigenmann and Norris 1900 and Pimelodella Eigenmann and Eigenmann 1888 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae)

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/considerations-on-karyotype-evolution-in-the-genera-imparfinis-RPq9WXDac8
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
ISSN
0960-3166
eISSN
1573-5184
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11160-012-9286-2
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

  • Trends in the karyotypic evolution of the Neotropical catfish Family Heptapteridae Bockmann 1998 (Teleostei: Siluriformes)
    Borba, RS; Silva, EL; Pacheco, ACS; Parise-Maltempi, PP; Alves, AL

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial