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Clinical cytogenetics in river buffalo

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Author(s): L. Iannuzzi | G.P. Di Meo | A. Perucatti | L. Zicarelli

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1S;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: river buffalo | reproduction | cytogenetics

ABSTRACT
While autosomal numeric chromosome abnormalities are phenotipically visible (abnormal body conformation) and easily eliminated during the normal breeding selection, sex numeric abnormalities (including the cases of free-martinism), as well as the structural chromosome aberrations, especially the balanced ones, are more tolerate by the animals (normal body conformation) but are often responsible of low fertility (structural abnormalities) or sterility (sex chromosome aberrations), especially in the females. Although river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis, 2n=50) chromosomes have been characterized......
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