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Brief Note : Chromosome comparison between populations of the collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu, raised in captivity

PATRÍCIA CARVALHO DE SOUZA, ANDRÉ SALIM KHAYAT, IGOR CHAMON SELIGMANN, ROMMEL MARIO RODRÍGUEZ BURBANO

Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil.
Address correspondence to: Rommel Burbano. Laboratório de Citogenética Humana, CCB, Universidade Federal do Pará, Campus Universitário do Guamá, Rua Augusto Corrêa 01. CEP 66075-110. Belém. PA, BRASIL. E-mail: rommel@ufpa.br

BIOCELL 2008, 32(2), 207-210. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2008.32.207

Abstract

The collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) is widely distributed over the American continent, being found from the south of the USA to the north of Argentina. In Brazil, it is spread all over the country, being one of the potential species to be raised in captivity. Therefore, the cytogenetic techniques could be a potential tool for reproductive monitoring of animals raised in captivity, mainly when destined for commercial purposes. This study had the objective of determining the chromosome number of two populations raised in captivity and characterizing them by GTG banding. For this purpose, an analysis was made of mitotic metaphases obtained from lymphocyte cultures made from blood samples of 11 animals, six of which from the Northeast and five from the North of Brazil. The results of this analysis showed the same karyotype pattern for the species (2n=30 chromosomes and NF=48), besides corresponding to the South American pattern of the species, i.e., without a translocation between autosomes 1 and 8, chromosome X acrocentric, and no differences were found between the two populations studied. However, chromosomal polymorphisms were observed compared to data from the literature on populations from North and South America.

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SOUZA, P.C.D., KHAYAT, A.S., SELIGMANN, I.C., BURBANO, R.M.R. (2008). Brief note : chromosome comparison between populations of the collared peccary, tayassu tajacu, raised in captivity. BIOCELL, 32(2), 207-210. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2008.32.207
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SOUZA PCD, KHAYAT AS, SELIGMANN IC, BURBANO RMR. Brief note : chromosome comparison between populations of the collared peccary, tayassu tajacu, raised in captivity. BIOCELL . 2008;32(2):207-210 https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2008.32.207
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P.C.D. SOUZA, A.S. KHAYAT, I.C. SELIGMANN, and R.M.R. BURBANO "Brief Note : Chromosome comparison between populations of the collared peccary, Tayassu tajacu, raised in captivity," BIOCELL , vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 207-210. 2008. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2008.32.207



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