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Somatic Chromosomes of the Cat

Die somatischen Chromosomen der Katze

Kattens somatiska kromosomer

Summary

The number of chromosomes of the cat (Felis domestica) was determined at 38, and both the X and the Y chromosomes have submedially situated centromeres. X is of medium size while Y is one of the smallest chromosomes of the complement. For practical purposes, the chromosomes have been divided into groups according to their appearance.

Zusammenfassung

Die somatischen Chromosomen der Katze (Felis domestica) wurde zu 38 festgestellt. Sowohl das X-Chromosom als das Y-Chromosom haben ein submediales gelegten Centromer. Das X-Chromosom ist von Mittelgrösse und das Y-Chromosom ein von den kleinsten Chromosomen in dem Komplement. Aus praktischen Grund sind die Chromosompaaren von ihren Aussehen in Gruppen eingeteilt.

Sammanfattning

Antalet kromosomer hos katt bestämdes till 38, där både X- och Y-kromosomen har en submedialt belägen centromer. X är av medelstorlek, medan Y är en av de minsta kromosomerna i komplementet. Av praktiska skäl har kromosomparen efter sitt utseende indelats i grupper.

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Gustavsson, I. Somatic Chromosomes of the Cat. Acta Vet Scand 6, 274–285 (1965). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03547085

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