Spontaneous Triploidy in the Crested Newt, Triturus cristatus (Salamandridae)

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


A triploid male was found among the offspring of a female of Triturus cristatus which was collected in the Ukrainian Transcarpathians. It is the first record of spontaneous triploidy for the species, and for salamanders of the former Soviet Union in general.


autotriploidy; newt Triturus cristatus; Ukrainian Transcarpathians; DNA flow cytometry

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-1996-3-2-152-156


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