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Chromosomal variation of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. in Britain

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Throughout the range of the common shrew (Sorex araneus Linnaeus 1767), repeated Robertsonian fusion mutations have led to a karyotypic polymorphism dividing the species into chromosome races. Studies of fertility were undertaken in the male, both of homozygotes and of heterozygotes forming meiotic multivalents of varying complexity.

Observations made at pachytene, diakinesis/metaphase I and metaphase II did not provide evidence for fertility impairment in homozygotes or s...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Life and Environmental Sciences Division

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Publication date:
1991
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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603851204
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English
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