Genetica

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 201–207

Chromosome polymorphism due to pericentric inversion in Zonotrichia capensis (Emberizidae-Passeriformes-Aves)

  • G. T. Rocha
  • E. J. De Lucca
  • E. B. De Souza
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00137327

Cite this article as:
Rocha, G.T., De Lucca, E.J. & De Souza, E.B. Genetica (1990) 80: 201. doi:10.1007/BF00137327

Abstract

Chromosomal polymorphism involving chromosome pairs 3 and 5 problably due to a pericentric inversion is reported for 60 specimens of Zonotrichia capensis (Passeriformes-Aves). The frequency of seven different karyotypes, due to the fact that chromosome 3 is present in the 3st and 3sm conditions and chromosome 5 in the 5st and 5m conditions, and the significance of this polymorphism are discussed for the genus Zonotrichia and for other genera from the same family (Emberizidae).

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Rocha
    • 1
  • E. J. De Lucca
    • 1
  • E. B. De Souza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsInstitute of Biosciences ‘Universidade Estadual Paulista’BotucatuBrazil