Karyotype of Arion vulgaris Moquin-Tandon, 1856 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Arionidae)
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Ivan Franko State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Submission date: 2014-04-16
Final revision date: 2014-09-15
Acceptance date: 2014-09-18
Publication date: 2014-11-11
Folia Malacol. 2014;22(4):283–287
The diploid chromosome set of Arion vulgaris Moquin-Tandon consists of 52 chromosomes, with the karyotype formula: 2n = 44m + 6sm + 2st = 52; FN = 104. The chromosome number (n = 26, 2n = 52) of A. vulgaris is identical to that of A. subfuscus sensu lato, A. ater (L.) and A. rufus (L.) which may suggest their close relationship.
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