Voucher Specimens in Comparative Cytogenetic Studies

  • Richard G. Van Gelder
Conference paper


Comparative cytogenetics is a type of taxonomic study, and it may provide the systematist with additional information concerning relationships of organisms. While many of the persons engaged in chromosome studies on a comparative basis are specifically attempting to gather cytogenetic evidence to resolve systematic problems, others are accumulating data in peripheral studies which, nonetheless, are of great interest and utility to taxonomists. The prime purpose of this paper is to present some methods by which the common material of use both to cytologists and to formal taxonomists may be made available to each group. This should help not only to improve the validity of the cytogenetic data, but also will aid the taxonomist by providing reference material for future workers in the resolution of problems that will surely arise concerning the identity of animals utilized in cytological studies.


Voucher Specimen Catalogue Number Cytological Study American Museum Cytogenetic Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard G. Van Gelder
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  1. 1.Department of MammalogyThe American Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA

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