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Mammalian Biology

, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp 244–250 | Cite as

Chromosomal diversity in mole-rats of the species Nannospalax ehrenbergi (Rodentia: Spalacidae) from South Anatolia, Turkey

  • Yüksel CoşkunEmail author
  • Servet Ulutürk
  • Gökhan Yürümez
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Key words

Nannospalax karyotype chromosomal diversity Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yüksel Coşkun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Servet Ulutürk
    • 1
  • Gökhan Yürümez
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DepartmentDicle UniversityDiyarbakırTurkey

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