thumbnail

G-banded karotype and ideogram for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalanea glacialis)

Journal of Heredity

By:
, , , ,

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time

Abstract

Published cytogenetic data for extant cetacean species remain incomplete. In a review of the literature, we found karyotypic information for 6 of the 13 tentatively recognized species of the suborder Mysticeti (baleen whales). Among those yet to be described is the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Herein, we describe and propose a first-generation G-banded karyotype and ideogram for this species (2n = 42), obtained from peripheral blood chromosome preparations from a stranded male calf. This information may prove useful for future genetic mapping projects and for interspecific and intraspecific genomic comparisons by techniques such as zoo-FISH.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
G-banded karotype and ideogram for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalanea glacialis)
Series title:
Journal of Heredity
Volume
97
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Florida Integrated Science Center
Description:
p. 303-306
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
303
Last page:
306
Number of Pages:
4