Nuclear DNA Content in Some Green Toads (Bufo viridis Complex) of Turkey and Iran

Leo J. Borkin, Jury M. Rosanov, Spartak N. Litvinchuk

Abstract


15 specimens from western Turkey, northern and southern Iran were examined. According to external characters and geographic position, the toads seem to belong to B. v. viridis, to the so-called Transcaspian population group, and to B. v. kermanensis, respectively. The diploid level of toads was evidenced from DNA flow cytometry. The distribution of diploid and polyploid toads in Western Asia is discussed.


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Bufo viridis complex; Turkey; Iran; Genome size; DNA flow cytometry

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