Chromosoma

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 265–270

Chromosome studies of a fertile mammalian hybrid: the offspring of the cross bongo × sitatunga (Bovoidea)

  • L. Koulischer
  • J. Tijskens
  • J. Mortelmans
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Abstract

The offspring of the cross bongo (Boocercus euryceros), 2n = 33 x sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), 2n = 30, has proved to be fertile. This fertility shows that the relationship between the karyotypes of the parental species is a simple one, despite the different diploid numbers and a different sex chromosome determinism, XX/XY in the sitatunga, XX/Y-to-autosome translocation in the bongo:meiotic processes and gametogenesis are not impaired in the hybrid.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Koulischer
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Tijskens
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Mortelmans
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Morphologie PathologiqueLoverval
  2. 2.Royal Society of ZoologyAntwerpen

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