, Volume 262, Issue 2, pp 109–113 | Cite as

Chromosomes of the Antarctic amphipod Waldeckia obesa Chevreux

  • Vicente Gomes
  • Phan Van Ngan
  • Claude de Broyer
  • Maria José deA. C. Rocha Passos


Mitotic and meiotic chromosomes of the Antarctic lysianassoid amphipod Waldeckia obesa are described. The modal chromosome number is n = 25 and 2n = 50. The potential applications of cytogenetical studies in this group are discussed.

Key words

Cytogenetic chromosomes karyotypes Antarctic Crustacea Waldeckia obesa 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicente Gomes
    • 1
  • Phan Van Ngan
    • 1
  • Claude de Broyer
    • 2
  • Maria José deA. C. Rocha Passos
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São de PauloSão Paulo-SPBrasil
  2. 2.Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de BelgiqueBruxellesBelgique

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