KARYOTYPE OF ASSAM LOCAL GOATS (Capra hircus)

Article Id: ARCC797 | Page : 147 - 149
Citation :- KARYOTYPE OF ASSAM LOCAL GOATS (Capra hircus).Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2011.(45):147 - 149
Bula Das and Dharmeswar Das*
Address : College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati - 781 022, India

Abstract

Studies on karyotype were made on Assam local goats maintained at the Goat Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, Burnihat by using short term peripheral blood lymphocyte culture technique. The diploid number of chromosomes was found to be 60 irrespective of the sexes. The normal karyotype was characterized by 29 pairs of acrocentric autosomes of continuously decreasing length, the largest acrocentric X-chromosome and the smallest metacentric Y-chromosome. No significant differences in the relative length of chromosomes between sexes were observed. Idiograms were prepared using the mean relative length of chromosomes according to the sexes.

Keywords

Karyotype Assam local Goat.

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