International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies

Volume 1, Issue 1

Chromosome Complement of Crested Bunting and Gold Fronted Chloropsis

Author(s): SH.K. Garg 1, Ashish Shrivastava 2
1. Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology and Genetics Govt. Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal - 462021 India
2. Department of Biotechnology, CSA Govt. Post Graduate Nodal College Sehore - 466001 India

Abstract: Chromosomal studies were carried out on two species of the order Passeriformes - The Crested Bunting, Melophus lathami (Gray) of the family Emberizidae and The Golden-fronted leaf bird, Chloropsis aurifrons Temminck of Chloropseidae. The blood samples were drawn from two male and three female buntings at the site itself. In all, twenty well spread metaphase plates were examined and the modal diploid number was found to be 80. There were four pairs of large sized macrochromosomes and thirty two pairs of tiny microchromosomes. In leaf-bird, as much as 78 chromosomes were clearly visible in its cellular garniture. In all, three pairs of large metacentric, two pairs of medium acrocentric, three pairs of small telocentric macrochromosomes and thirty one pairs of dot shaped microchromosomes were found.

Download Full Article : Click Here