, Volume 90, Issue 3, pp 229–237

Chromosome relationships in the genus Salmo

  • S. E. Hartley
  • M. T. Horne

DOI: 10.1007/BF00292401

Cite this article as:
Hartley, S.E. & Horne, M.T. Chromosoma (1984) 90: 229. doi:10.1007/BF00292401


Chromosome numbers and polymorphisms in rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, and brown trout are described. The karyotypes of these three species are compared with each other and with those of other salmonid fish from the genera Salmo, Salvelinus, and Oncorhynchus. Karyotype evolution from a postulated ancestral tetraploid is discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Hartley
    • 1
  • M. T. Horne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological ScienceUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland

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