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7 September 2020 Karyotypes of Five Spider Species from Mediterranean and Central Regions of Turkey
Zübeyde Kumbıçak, Ümit Kumbıçak, Ayla Karataş
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Here we present the first data on karyotype structures in five spider species belonging to the families Agelenidae, Salticidae and Thomisidae collected from Mediterranean and central regions of Turkey. An air-drying method was used to obtain mitotic and meiotic chromosomes. The karyotype characteristics including diploid chromosome number and sex chromosome systems were in Salticidae: Euophrys frontalis (Walckenaer, 1802) and Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868), 2n♂ = 28, X1X20; Thomisidae: Xysticus lanio C. L. Koch, 1835 and Xysticus ferrugineus Menge, 1876, 2n♂ = 23, X0; Agelenidae: Agelena orientalis C. L. Koch, 1837, 2n♂ = 42, X1X20. Sex chromosomes were identified tentatively. All species contained monoarmed chromosomes and there was a gradual decrease in their total lengths.

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Zübeyde Kumbıçak, Ümit Kumbıçak, and Ayla Karataş "Karyotypes of Five Spider Species from Mediterranean and Central Regions of Turkey," Annales Zoologici Fennici 57(1-6), 175-181, (7 September 2020).
Received: 4 May 2020; Accepted: 29 August 2020; Published: 7 September 2020

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