Experientia

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 778–778 | Cite as

Das Chromosomenkomplement des Wildschweins (Sus scrofa)

  • A. Gropp
  • D. Giers
  • U. Tettenborn
Specialia Genetica

Summary

Wild pigs from Germany have 36 chromosomes with 4 pairs of acrocentrics. This is in accordance with the findings in European wild pigs from Tennessee (McFee et al.) but differs from those in the wild pig from Japan and in the domestic pig. Intraspecific Robertsonian changes and a preferential selection of the 38-chromosome-type in the course of domestication may be responsible for these variations.

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Gropp
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Giers
    • 1
  • U. Tettenborn
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Cytopathologie und Cytogenetik am Pathologischen Institut der Universität53 BonnDeutschland
  2. 2.Untersuchung aus Mitteln des Landesamtes für Forschung, Nordrhein-WestfalenDüsseldorfDeutschland

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