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Russian Journal of Theriology

Standard DAPI karyotype of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. (Soricidae, Eulipotyphla) // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.6. No.1: 36 [in English].

ABSTRACT. A DAPI-banding technique was used to characterise the individual patterns of each chromosome of the Novosibirsk race of the common shrew (Sorex araneus) which has become a model for comparative gene mapping. In order to outline the main identifying characteristics of the individual chromosomes and to make comparisons to previously published G-banded karyotypes, we analysed DAPI-banded chromosomes with different degrees of condensation. On the basis of this analysis we constructed idiograms of chromosomes at a 300 band stage of resolution. KEY WORDS: Sorex araneus, common shrew, chromosomes, DAPI banding.