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Chromosome analysis of Aurelia aurita Linné, 1758 (Scyphozoa: Ulmaridae), southern Gulf of Mexico
Diupotex-Chong, M.E.; Ocaña -Luna, A.; Sánchez-Ramírez, M. (2009). Chromosome analysis of Aurelia aurita Linné, 1758 (Scyphozoa: Ulmaridae), southern Gulf of Mexico. Mar. Biol. Res. 5(4): 399-403
In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo. ISSN 1745-1000, more
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Keywords
    Jellyfish; Karyotypes; ASW, Mexico Gulf, South; ASW, Mexico, Veracruz [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Diupotex-Chong, M.E.
  • Ocaña -Luna, A.
  • Sánchez-Ramírez, M.

Abstract
    Aurelia aurita is a cosmopolitan species that is common along the coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. It enters lagoon-estuarine systems where it is present in high densities. The karyotype of organisms from Estero Tenechaco, Tuxpan, Veracruz is described. Specimens were collected with a spoon landing net in March 2003. Marginal tentacle tissue was subjected to cytogenetic processing, including a mitostatic treatment previous to hypotonic shock. The chromosome numbers obtained were 2n=44 and n=22, and the fundamental number was NF:88.

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