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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Polytypic And Polymorphic Cytogenetic Variations In The Widespread Anuran Physalaemus Cuvieri (anura, Leiuperidae) With Emphasis On Nucleolar Organizing Regions.
Author: Quinderé, Yeda R S D
Lourenço, Luciana B
Andrade, Gilda V
Tomatis, Cristian
Baldo, Diego
Recco-Pimentel, Shirlei M
Abstract: We investigated the NOR distribution in ten populations of Physalaemus cuvieri from different regions of Brazil and Argentina. A high variability in NOR pattern was observed and provided a useful tool in grouping several populations. The specimens from the state of Tocantins, northern Brazil, could easily be distinguished from all the other analyzed populations, since its karyotype presented NORs in the chromosome pairs 1,3,4 and 10 (and sometimes also in chromosome 5), and several pericentromeric C-bands. A NOR-site in chromosome 9 characterized three populations from the northeastern region of Brazil. Interestingly, the P. cuvieri populations located in opposite extremes of the geographic distribution had, as a fixed condition, the presence of NORs in 8q int and llp. Besides interpopulational divergences, intrapopulational variability was observed in the number of NORs, except for populations from the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais, which are boundary states respectively in the northeastern and southeastern regions of Brazil. In relation to NOR size, interindividual variations occurred in all Brazilian and Argentinean populations. Additionally, intraindividual variability in NOR size was detected in specimens from Minas Gerais. The data presented herein revealed substantial geographic polytypic variation in P. cuvieri and indicated that a taxonomic reexamination of this species is necessary.
Subject: Animals
Anura
Argentina
Brazil
Chromosome Mapping
Karyotyping
Nucleolus Organizer Region
Phylogeny
Polymorphism, Genetic
Citation: Biological Research. v. 42, n. 1, p. 79-92, 2009.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0716-97602009000100008
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19621135
Date Issue: 2009
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