A karyological analysis was carried out on sexual and fissiparous populations of planarians belonging to the 'Dugesia gonocephala group', collected in localities of the Mediterranean area: Morocco, and Yemen. Euploid (diploid and triploid) chromosome sets are observed in populations reproducing only sexually, whereas hyperdiploid and aneutriploid complements characterize agamous and fissiparous strains. Aneuploidy may occur either associated with an increase in the chromosome number or as a product of rearrangements in numerically balanced chromosome sets. Mitotically unstable B-chromosomes are present in all aneuploid populations. The variety of karyological characteristics encountered is discussed from a cytogenetic and cytotaxonomic standpoint.

A karyological study on populations of Dugesia gonocephala s.l. (Turbellaria: Tricladida)

DERI, PAOLO;ROSSI, LEONARDO;SALVETTI, ALESSANDRA;BATISTONI, RENATA
1999

Abstract

A karyological analysis was carried out on sexual and fissiparous populations of planarians belonging to the 'Dugesia gonocephala group', collected in localities of the Mediterranean area: Morocco, and Yemen. Euploid (diploid and triploid) chromosome sets are observed in populations reproducing only sexually, whereas hyperdiploid and aneutriploid complements characterize agamous and fissiparous strains. Aneuploidy may occur either associated with an increase in the chromosome number or as a product of rearrangements in numerically balanced chromosome sets. Mitotically unstable B-chromosomes are present in all aneuploid populations. The variety of karyological characteristics encountered is discussed from a cytogenetic and cytotaxonomic standpoint.
Deri, Paolo; Colognato, R.; Rossi, Leonardo; Salvetti, Alessandra; Batistoni, Renata
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