, Volume 42, Issue 8, pp 960–962 | Cite as

Karyotypic races of the common shrew (Sorex araneus L.) from northern Poland

  • J. M. Wójcik
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Karyotypic races of the common shrew which differed with respect to the combinations of chromosome arms in certain 2-armed autosomes were distinguished in Poland. Two eastern races with the arm combinationik, and one western race with the arm combinationhi in the third pair of autosomes were established. In the contact area of these chromosomal forms, the fourth karyotypic race with the arm combinationhk was found.

Key words

Shrew Sorex araneus karyotypic race 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Wójcik
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  1. 1.Mammals Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesBialowieża(Poland)

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