Karyotypes of five spider species from Mediterranean and central regions of Turkey


KUMBIÇAK Z., Kumbicak U., KARATAŞ A.

ANNALES ZOOLOGICI FENNICI, vol.57, pp.175-181, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5735/086.057.0114
  • Journal Name: ANNALES ZOOLOGICI FENNICI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Artic & Antarctic Regions, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-181
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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 jkontalis (Walckenaer, 1802) and Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868), 2n male = 28. X(1)X(2)0; Thomisidae: Xysticus lanio C. L. Koch, 1835 and Vysticus ferrugineus Menge, 1876, 2n male = 23, X0; Agelenidae: Agelena orientalis C. L. Koch, 1837, 2n male = 42, X(1)X(2)0. Sex chromosomes were identified tentatively. All species contained monoarmed chromosomes and there was a gradual decrease in their total lengths.