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Identification of putative sex chromosomes in the blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, through synaptonemal complex and FISH analysis

Citation
Campos-Ramos R, Harvey SC, Masabanda J, Carrasco LAP, Griffin DK, McAndrew B, Bromage NR & Penman D (2001) Identification of putative sex chromosomes in the blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, through synaptonemal complex and FISH analysis, Genetica, 111 (1-3), pp. 143-153.

Abstract
Sex determination in the blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, is primarily a ZW female-ZZ male system. Here, by analysis of the pachytene meiotic chromosomes of O. aureus, we demonstrate the presence of two distinct regions of restricted pairing present only in heterogametic fish. The first, a subterminal region of the largest bivalent is located near to the region of unpairing found in the closely related species O. niloticus, while the second is in a small bivalent, most of which was unpaired. These results suggest that O. aureus has two separate pairs of sex chromosomes.

Keywords
blue tilapia; FISH; Oreochromis aureus; sex chromosomes; sex ratio; synaptonemal complex

StatusPublished
AuthorsCampos-Ramos Rafael, Harvey Simon C, Masabanda Julio, Carrasco Luis A P, Griffin Darren K, McAndrew Brendan, Bromage Niall R, Penman David
Publication date01/2001
PublisherSpringer
ISSN 0016-6707
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Genetica: Volume 111, Issue 1-3 (2001)

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