Standard karyotype of the river buffalo (Bubalus bubalis L., 2n = 50). Report of the committee for the standardization of banded karyotypes of the river buffalo

Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1994;67(2):102-13. doi: 10.1159/000133808.


During the 10th European Colloquium on Cytogenetics of Domestic Animals held in Utrech, The Netherlands, in 1992, an international committee on river buffalo chromosomes was established. At the recent 8th North American Colloquium on Domestic Animal Cytogenetics and Gene Mapping in Guelph, Canada (1993), Q-, G- and R-banded river buffalo karyotypes were presented and discussed. This material was used to establish the first standard karyotype of the river buffalo.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Buffaloes / genetics*
  • Cattle
  • Chromosome Banding / veterinary
  • Karyotyping / veterinary*