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Squamata

  • Kurt Benirschke
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Maria Luiza Beçak
  • Willy Beçak
  • T. R. Chen
  • Robert N. Shoffner
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Abstract

The karyotypes shown here were obtained from squash preparations of intestine (male) and spleen (female). The female is heterogametic. The fourth pair of macrochromosomes consists of the sex chromosomes, ZZ in the male, ZW in the female. The W is the largest chromosome of the karyotype.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 1
  • T. C. Hsu
    • 2
  • Maria Luiza Beçak
    • 3
  • Willy Beçak
    • 3
  • T. R. Chen
    • 4
  • Robert N. Shoffner
    • 5
  1. 1.San Diego ZooSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Section of Cell BiologyM. D. Anderson HospitalHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Servico De GeneticaInstituto ButantanSao PauloBrazil
  4. 4.M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteTexas Medical CenterHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Animal ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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