Chromosoma

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 1–9

Diploid-tetraploid relationship among old-world members of the fish family Cyprinidae

Authors

  • Susumu Ohno
    • Department of BiologyCity of Hope Medical Center
  • Junichi Muramoto
    • Department of BiologyCity of Hope Medical Center
  • Lawrence Christian
    • Department of BiologyCity of Hope Medical Center
  • Niels B. Atkin
    • Department of Cancer ResearchMount Vernon Hospital
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00293307

Cite this article as:
Ohno, S., Muramoto, J., Christian, L. et al. Chromosoma (1967) 23: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00293307

Abstract

Evidence suggesting that the goldfish and the carp of the family Cyprinidae are tetraploid species in relation to other members of the same family were presented. The two barb species, Barbus tetrazona and Barbus jasciatus, were chosen as representatives of diploid members of the family Cyprinidae. These barbs had the diploid chromosome number of 50 and 52 and the DNA value 20–22% that of placental mammals, while the goldfish (Carassius auratus) and the carp (Cyprinus carpio) had the diploid chromosome number of about 104 and the DNA value 50–52% that of placental mammals.

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© Springer-Verlag 1967