G-, R- and C-Band Patterns of Goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus) and Comparison to Goat (Capra hircus) Journal Articles uri icon

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  • The karyotype of goral (Nemorhaedus caudatus, 2n = 56) was prepared using lymphocytes and its chromosomal band patterns were compared with those of goat (Capra hircus, 2n = 60) by CBG-, GTG- and RBG-banding techniques. The standard karyotype of goral was composed of 54 acrocentric autosomes, submetacentric X chromosome, and acrocentric Y chromosome. C-bands were prominent in all autosomes except the X chromosome. G- and R-band patterns of goral were dissimilar to those of goat. The data support the idea that the goral did not originate from a common ancestor of bovid, or that there were numerous complicated chromosomal interchanges during goral evolution, in contrast to other bovids.


  • Oh, Seung Hyun
  • Yun, Young Min
  • Lee, Jung Eun
  • Kim, Il Yong
  • Shin, Jae Hoon
  • Kweon, Oh Kyeong
  • Lee, Hang
  • Yoon, Yeo Sung
  • Shin, Nam Sik
  • Seong, Je Kyung

publication date

  • April 2011