• The chromosomes of the domestic chicken

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    • Abstract

       

      1. The diploid number in the chicken is 66 plus or minus two.

      2. The haploid number is 33 plus or minus one.

      3. There is a very great difference in size between the largest and the smallest chromosomes with every gradation in between.

      4. The largest pair of chromosomes in the male is represented by a single element in the female. These are regarded as sex-chromosomes.

      5. No sign of aW-chromosome was observed.

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      M. J. D. White1

      1. Department of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy, University College, London
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