oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Meiosis in the Eastern Cape grasshopper Phymateus leprosus (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorhphidae)

Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The meiotic process in Phymateus leprosus is descriptionbed for the first time. The diploid chromosome number in males and females is 19 (18 + XO) and 20 (18 + XX) respectively. Chromosomal analysis of field-collected grasshoppers revealed no meiotic abnormalities, thus suggesting that chromosomal rearrangements have played a minor role in the karyotype evolution of this species.

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