The aim of this study is to reveal karyotype properties of Oxynoemacheilus angorae (Steindachner, 1897). Metaphase chromosomes were obtained from kidney cells. The diploid chromosome number was 2n=50 and karyotype was consisted four pairs of metacentric, 14 pairs of sub-metacentric and seven pairs of subtelo-acrocentric chromosomes. Fundamental arm number (NF) was calculated as 86. Furthermore, constitutive heterochromatin regions were observed on the centromeres of several chromosomes by C-banding. This study will contribute to cytogenetic of Nemacheilidae family.
Muhammet Gaffaroglu, Sevgi Unal, Muradiye Karasu Ayata