, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 133–134

Cytogénétique desLeggada: (1) La formule chromosomique deMus (Leggada)bufo Th., (2) Nouvelles données sur la délétion portant sur le bras court d'unX chezMus (Leggada)triton Th

  • R. Matthey


The author treats 2 topics connected with his studies on the cytogenetics of the African pigmy-mice. (1)Mus (Leggada) bufo Th. shows the ‘primitive’ complement already detected in other species or subspecies (minutoides ssp1,indutus, tenellus, setulosus): 2N=36,N.F.=36, sex chromosomesPR. (2) The deletion of the short arm of oneX-chromosome (Xdc) was previously observed as heterozygous mutation by 4 ♀♀ in a sample of 7♀♀ and 5 ♂♂. A more important sample (18 ♂♂, 21 ♀♀) gives the following results: 11 ♀♀X-X, 10 ♀♀X-Xdc, 18 ♂♂X-Y. The occurrence of ♀♀Xdc-Xdc and of ♂♂Xdc-Y is also very improbable. It is not easy to understand how the chromosomeXdc may persist in the population if the complementsXdc-Xdc andXdc-Y are lethal, which seems to result from these observations.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Matthey
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  1. 1.Institut de Biologie animale et de ZoologieUniversité de LausanneSuisse

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