ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-961101-35
Chromosome complement, C-banding, Ag-NOR and replication banding in the zebrafish Danio rerio
Daga, R.R., Thode, G., and Amores, A.
Date: 1996
Source: Chromosome research : an international journal on the molecular, supramolecular and evolutionary aspects of chromosome biology   4: 29-32 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Amores, Angel
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Azure Stains
  • Chromosome Banding/methods*
  • Chromosomes
  • Female
  • Karyotyping
  • Nucleolus Organizer Region
  • Ploidies
  • Silver Staining
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 8653265 Full text @ Chromosome Res.
The chromosome complement of Danio rerio was investigated by Giemsa staining and C-banding, Ag-NORs and replication banding. The diploid number of this species is 2n = 50 and the arm number (NF) = 100. Constitutive heterochromatin was located at the centromeric position of all chromosome pairs. Nucleolus organizer regions appeared in the terminal position of the long arms of chromosomes 1, 2 and 8. Replication banding pattern allowed the identification of each chromosome pair.