Chromosome banding study of European catfish, Silurus glanis (Pisces, Siluridae)

Research paper by P. Rábl, B. Mayr, P. Roth

Indexed on: 01 Jan '91Published on: 01 Jan '91Published in: Genetica


The karyotype of European catfish (Silurus glanis L.) was analyzed sequentially by means of silver staining and the chromomycin A3 (CMA3)/distamycin A (DA)/DAPI fluorescence technique and by C-banding, respectively. The nucleolus organizer regions (NORs) were localized on the submetacentric pair No. 14. Brilliant CMA3 fluorescent heterochromatin blocks corresponded to the NORs visualized by silver staining. No DA/DAPI-bright positive fluorescent patterns were detected while C-banding led to the detection of specific banding patterns on several chromosome pairs.—Using these banding data, the karyotype of S. glanis was redescribed.