Gokhman V.E. 2011. Morphotypes of chromosome sets and pathways of karyotype evolution of parasitic Hymenoptera // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.20. No.3: 265–271 [in English].

Botanical Garden, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991, Russia.

Key words: chromosomes, karyotype evolution, morphotypes, parasitic Hymenoptera.

Abstract. Chromosomal diversity of parasitic Hymenoptera has been analyzed with the help of the logical possibility space approach. Using three parameters (haploid chromosome number, length ratios of chromosomes within the haploid set, and the degree of karyotypic “metacentricity”), 18 classes, or morphological types, of chromosome sets have been delimited, of which only 13 contain at least one karyotype. Possible major pathways of karyotypic transformation in parasitic wasps have been outlined.

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