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First report of chromosomes of the parasitoid wasp Trissolcus basalis (Wollaston) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Telenominae)


Correspondence: Lucian Fusu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Biology, Bd. Carol I, no. 11, 700506, Iaşi, Romania.



Here we present the first data on the chromosome complement of Trissolcus basalis gathered in conjunction with the ongoing whole genome sequencing efforts for this species. The cytogenetic investigation revealed a diploid karyotype with 20 chromosomes, comprising one pair of large metacentrics and nine pairs of acrocentrics that gradually decrease in length.