Robertsonian karyotype variation in wild house mice from Rhaeto-Lombardia

A. Gropp, H. Winking, C. Redi, E. Capanna, J. Britton-Davidian, G. Noack

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The European longtailed house mouse (M. m. brevirostris and domesticus) in the Rhaetian Alps and Lombardia presents a complex system of Robertsonian (Rb) variation and karyotype diversity, several adjoining populations homozygous for multiple Rb metacentric chromosomes, sites of coexistence of different Rb types, and zones of hybridization with non-Rb populations. The original “tobacco mouse” is just one of many local Rb variants, such as those from other Alpine areas (e.g., Orobian Alps) or from Central Lombardia, where a relatively large region within which the population is homogeneous for multi-Rb metacentrics is found. The present study is based strictly on material in which the chromosome arms were identified by G-banding, so that karyotypes within the areas under investigation could be compared. Altogether Ill mice were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Cell Biology


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