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Karyological analysis of Korean endemic land snail, Koreanohadra kurodana (Gastropoda: Bradybaenidae)
- Park, Gab Man
- Caryologia 2016 v.69 no.4 pp. 339-342
- Gastropoda, air drying, chromosome number, diploidy, karyotyping, metacentric chromosomes, snails, submetacentric chromosomes, telocentric chromosomes
- The karyotypes of the Korean endemic land snail, Koreanohadra kurodana, were investigated using the air-drying method. The diploid chromosome number for this species was 2 n = 58, including 23 metacentric chromosome pairs, five submetacentric chromosome pairs and one telocentric chromosome pair; therefore, the fundamental number was FN = 56. Observed chromosomes ranged from 2.1 to 8.5% in total length and the mean total length of the chromosomes in the diploid was 95.5 ± 1.34 μm.