First description of chromosomes in Pyrgomorpha vignaudii(Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) collected from Cameroon

DONGMO TI, BY SEINO RA

Abstract


The karyotype and meiotic process in Pyrgomorpha vignaudii (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) are here described for the first time. Karyotypes were obtained from colchicine treated individuals of the species by the standard Lactopropionic Orcien squash technique. The species revealed a karyotype of 2n = 19 acrocentric chromosomes in males and the XX – XO sex determining mechanism. The chromosomes were distributed into two long, six medium and one short chromosome (2LL: 6MM: 1SS). The X chromosome was medium in size. Meiosis was normal and chiasmate. The information here provided increases the cytogenetic data base for Cameroonian Pyrgomorphidae.

 

Key words: Karyotype, meiosis, Pyrgomorpha vignaudii, Orthoptera, Pyrgomorphidae, Cameroon


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