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Comparative Cytogenetics. 2007. 1(1): 59-62.

Karyotypes of three species of the genus Aporrectodea Örley (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) from the Ukraine

Garbar A.V., Vlasenko R.P.

Abstract. The karyotypes of Aporrectodea caliginosa, A. rosea, and A. longa werestudied. The diploid sets of chromosomes comprise 18 pairs of two-armed chromosomes(FN = 72) in each species. A triploid form was discovered in A. rosea (3n = 54, FN = 108).Considerable variations of chromosome number were noted within the same preparation.