INTRODUCTION

The primary function of the KaryoType is to allow efficient chromosome measurements and karyotype analysis. Karyotype characterization usually includes chromosome number, size, arm ratio, centromeric index, relative lengths and karyotype formula. Moreover, KaryoType is also capable of measuring karyotype asymmetry indices.
Note: Our manuscript describing the KaryoType program has been published:
Altınordu F, Peruzzi L, Yu Y, He X. 2016. A tool for the analysis of chromosomes: KaryoType. Taxon 65(3):586-592

DOWNLOAD

Windows:
Download the archive from following:
KaryoType 2.0 for Win (build 20160518)
Run “KaryoType.exe” to load the program.

System Requirement:
If you are using Windows 2000, 2003 or XP, please make sure that Microsoft® .NET 2 Framework is installed on your computer. This is usually installed through Windows updates, but it may be absent from older systems. The .NET framework 2 packages are available for free here and should be installed prior to using KaryoType.

Mac OS:
Download the archive from following:
KaryoType 2.0 for Mac (build 20160518)

System Requirement:
This version of KaryoType is developed for use on Mac OS X versions 10.6 and above on computers with Intel processors only. KaryoType for Mac uses the Wineskin program in order for KaryoType to run.

DEMO

Part 1. Setting scale
Part 2. Tracing chromosomes
Part 3. Recognizing chromosome homologues and homeologues
Part 4. Combine the results

CITATION

Program:
Yu Y., Altınordu F., Peruzzi L., He X.J. 2015. KaryoType 2.0. Available at http://mnh.scu.edu.cn/soft/blog/KaryoType

Manuscript:
Altınordu F, Peruzzi L, Yu Y, He X. 2016. A tool for the analysis of chromosomes: KaryoType. Taxon 65(3):586-592

Example of papers

  • Peruzzi, L., Carta, A., & Altinordu, F. (2016). Chromosome diversity and evolution in (allioideae, amaryllidaceae). Plant Biosystems, 151(2): 212-220, DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1149123
  • Xue Heng-Gang, Zhou Song-Dong, He Xing-Jin, Yu Yan. 2007. Karyotype in fifteen populations belonging to thirteen species of Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) in China. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 45(5): 619-626
  • Xue Heng-Gang, Zhou Song-Dong, Wang Qiang, He Xing-Jin, Yu Yan. 2007. Chromosome Number of Bischofia (Euphorbiaceae) andIts Evolutionary Implications. Acta Botanica Yunnanica 29(2): 193-197"
  • Zhou Song-Dong, He Xing-Jin, Yu Yan, Xu Jie-Mei. 2007. Karyotype studies on twenty-one populations of eight species in Allium section Rhiziridium. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 45(2): 207-216
  • Qi-Zhi WANG, Xing-Jin HE, Song-Dong ZHOU, Yun-Ke WU, Yan YU, Yun-Li PANG. 2008. Phylogenetic inference of the genus Bupleurum (Apiaceae) in Hengduan Mountains based on chromosome counts and nuclear ribosomal DNA ITS sequences. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 46(2): 142-154
  • Liu Hai-Yan, Yu Yan, Deng Xian-Lan, He Xing-Jin. 2009. Leaf Epidermal Morphology and Systematic Significance of Genus Heracleum in Southwest China. ACTA BOTANICA BOREALI-OCCIDENTALIA SINICA 29(9): 1833-1845