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

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


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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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

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